Office Tea Bag More Dirty than Toilet Seat

Teabag or tea dips common in the office pantry turned out to contain many germs

Tea Time - Image Credit R Rumambi

Tea bags are often placed in the office pantry room, and people consider it something that happens every day. You can do it while resting in the office to make tea, especially when it rains or when the air conditioner becomes so cold.

It turns out something peeked behind the habit, because through a study from Initial Washroom Hygiene revealed that tea bags in the office has 17 times more germs than toilet seat.

It's not surprising to say the office pantry is always messy and sometimes slovenly, citing reviews on the website of detikFood, December 13, wet desks, dirty rags and dirty dishes and cups everywhere, and that's where the bacteria are present to make life difficult for you.

It's hard to believe this can happen, tea bags in the office actually contain more bacteria. Of course it does not just happen, researchers found 220 bacteria on the toilet seat, while there were 3,785 bacteria present in the tea bag used in the office.

It may well be that way, but it's good to start a new habit, to quote CNN Indonesia, December 15, to use your own special tea.

An interesting review is the concern of many people, another quote from The Independent, writes that many people in the office are taking tea bags in containers, while it is unknown whether they had washed their hands before making drinks or taking food.

This habit is indeed a dilemma for people involved in office life, a study analyzing the number of bacteria in this kitchen utensil revealed that 80 percent of 1,000 people working in the office did not think to wash their hands when they wanted to make their own drinks or drinks for others .

As presented by Peter Barrat of Initial Washroom Hygiene.

"Think of the number of different hands touching objects such as kettle holders, tea bags, cups, and more, the potential for cross contamination will actually increase."

It may be worth mentioning as well as teabag, there are other potent germicidal kitchen appliances, 2,483 germs in the kettle handle, 1,746 at the edge of the used cup, and 1,592 on the refrigerator door handle.

Noroviruses (spread by germs) spread by touch on contaminated surfaces or eat foods full of bacteria.

Advice from Peter Barrat to anyone, especially the community of office workers who have a tendency to want to quickly enjoy and seem rushed.

"Use antibacterial tissue on the surface of the kitchen and clean the cup regularly can provide great benefits for maintaining health."

Source: C Andhika Setyanti - CNN Indonesia, detikFood,, The Independent
Image: R Rumambi


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