A typical elevator button harbors nearly 40 times as many germs as a public toilet seat, scientists have found. A study carried out in hotels, restaurants, banks, offices and airports found 313 ‘colony forming units’ of bacteria on every square centimeter of an elevator button. The equivalent surface area of toilet seat had only eight units. The bacteria on the elevator buttons could include stomach bugs such as E.coli, the researchers say. Previous studies have shown that a typical office desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat and computer keyboards have four times more germs than toilets.
Watch where you put your fingers!
See ya in the morning,