About 90 percent of the mugs, leaving employees in the office contain hazardous microorganisms, with 20 percent of it, including talking about the fecal bacteria. To such conclusion the group of researchers representing the University of Arizona.
According to experts, the study found that most pathogenic bacteria enter the office mugs after they wash with a sponge — often she enjoys a lot of different people, and that becomes the cause of the spread of germs. In this regard, experts recommend washing your mug at home, even if people uses it exclusively in the office.
It should be noted that potential health risks to kitchen sponges evidenced by another study conducted earlier. Then a group of experts, who published their work in the journal Scientific Reports, found in such a typical sponge, a number of bacteria, including Chryseobacterium hominis, Moraxella osloensis and tinatalakay last provoke in humans, meningitis and sepsis. The number of bacteria reached 50 billion per cubic centimeter, and completely get rid of them was impossible even with the help of disinfection, and some, besides, were resistant to antibiotics. Experts came to the conclusion that store-bought sponge, most often, are absolutely pure, however, by its very nature, being porous and well-flowing moisture — they represent almost the “perfect” place for bacteria that enters them when washing dirty dishes.
Earlier in the course of other experiments, the researchers found that microbes almost always “swarming” refrigerators (in particular shelves intended for storage of salads) and coffee machine.