Although we always take a breakfast Before going to the office or to the university, the truth is that in any break that we have, we do not hesitate to have another breakfast in the office or at the university to recharge our batteries.
The problem is that according to a study carried out in the United Kingdom, via ladbible, there is so much bacteria that we can find in the break room of the offices, that taking a drink there coffee or a tea It’s the riskiest thing you can do to your health.
UK scientists have found evidence of bacteria that are usually spread through faeces and have located it on places like kettles, doorknobs and coffee machines, as well as microwave buttons.
“These results predict that staff do not wash their hands thoroughly, or practically not at all, after using the toilet.”, points out adam robertsa microbiologist at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
“The possible side effect of this is that if a person is more susceptible to infection, if they touch those same surfaces, they may be at risk of getting sick.“, Add.
The bacteria and microbes they found
To come to that conclusion, the team of researchers took swabs from different areas in the kitchen, in office spaces and worker break rooms and found several types of bacteria, including E.coli, a common bacterium that causes gastrointestinal illnesses such as diarrhea.
But they also located pseudomonas related to respiratory infections and Klebsiella, a microbe that is transmitted through feces and can cause pneumonia.
They also found that each item had the presence of fungus, with the handle of the refrigerator doors being the main source of fungus.
So, by way of solution, the researchers suggest that the simple way to try to minimize this risk “is to practice good hand hygiene, as much as possible”.
On the other hand, the director of health Warrington Public and Inquiry Commissioner, Thara RajHe adds that refrigerator door handles, coffee machines, and tea pots seemed to be the places where the most bacteria were found.“all of which are items we’ll likely be touching multiple times a day”.
“The key to remember is that these bacteria are completely invisible to the naked eye, so while these items may appear clean, they could in fact be home to many different microbes.“, Add.
This way, unless you trust your office mates too much, once you touch the microwave button, open the fridge or use the coffee machine, always wash your hands afterwards.