Did you know that computers especially keyboards have more germs than a loo? yeak? right?
Fact: Some office keyboards have FIVE times more bugs than a lavatory, studies revealed and don’t think that your home computer/keyboard/iPad/iPhone are excepted!
Swabs taken in a London office found dangerous bacteria including e.coli and coliforms – both a common cause of food poisoning – lurking in computer keyboards. The tests also detected staphylococcus aureus, a common bacteria which causes a range of infections from boils and impetigo to toxic shock and pneumonia. (ref: thesun.co.uk)
Prof Pennington offers a simple solution. He said: “Put your keyboard into the sun. Bacteria don’t like UV radiation and being dry, that will kill them off very quickly.”
hmmm let’s imagine that it is not very sunny in your area, and your work colleagues might think you are weird trying to put your keyboard over the office’s window searching for the sun?
So here some simple tips, no sun required:
In order to properly disinfect these areas, you should use Lysol Wipes or Clorox Kitchen Disinfecting wipes and follow the general rules below when disinfecting your Apple product.
Note: Do not use excessively damp cleaning wipes. You may need to squeeze the wipe to remove any excess dampness.
[break]- Be sure to turn off your Mac, unplug the power cord from the wall or power strip, and remove the battery from portables or wireless keyboards and mice, before you start the cleaning process.
- Use a disinfectant wipe to wipe the area first, then use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth, and finally dry the area with another soft, lint-free cloth.
- With your vacuum cleaner and a soft brush gently vacuum between the keys.
- Wash your hands as much as you can around your office/computer
- Clean regularly your office space
- Do not use disinfectant wipes containing bleach or disinfectant sprays in general.
- Do not use an extremely damp disinfectant wipe to clean the area. If you encounter a very damp wipe it may need to be squeezed to remove some of the excess liquid before use.
- Do not allow the liquid from the disinfectant wipe to sit or pool on the area being disinfected for a long amount of time.
- Do not use rough towels or cloths to dry the area.
- Do not use excess force when disinfecting the area around the keyboard; this could damage the keys.
- Don’t touch you face too much while using your computer, pimple guaranteed!