Office teabags can carry as many as 17 times more germs than a toilet seat, scientists have discovered.
The average bacterial reading of an office teabag was 3,785 – in comparison to only 220 for a toilet seat.
Other pieces of kitchen equipment also stacked up highly in their findings – with the bacterial readings averaging at 2,483 on kettle handles – 1,746 on the rim of a used mug and 1,592 on a fridge door handle.
Many of us wouldn’t think to wash our hands after simply opening the fridge door or before making a brew… but perhaps we should.
A poll of 1,000 workers revealed that 80 per cent of people working in an office wouldn’t think to wash their hands before making drinks for colleagues.