The BBC Technology site has published an interesting article on computer hygiene. Tests were carried out on computer keyboards by the Consumer Group Which? and the results were astonishing (not to say scary). Some keyboards carried more bacteria than a toiled sit.
Here is a small extract from the article:
“If you look at what grows on computer keyboards, and hospitals are worse, believe it or not, it’s more or less a reflection of what’s in your nose and in your gut,” he said.
“Should somebody have a cold in your office, or even have gastroenteritis, you’re very likely to pick it up from a keyboard.” [comments by Dr. Dr Peter Wilson – Consultant microbiologist ]
Please read the article in full on the BBC Technology website.