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Do you work in a place that has an office kitchen? If your answer is YES, then you are probably using it on a daily basis. Here in you will learn a few shocking facts about the cleanliness of an average office kitchen. We don't want to scare you away, we would just like to encourage you to demand importance of office cleaning. Moreover, let us tell you that you and everyone else using the office kitchen should take responsibility for its state. Here are 7 Surprising Facts About Office Kitchens:

A few years ago, health inspectors released a report that revealed some dirty truth about the kitchens in general. Furthermore, their report included many office kitchens, which turn out to be in even worse condition than most home kitchens.

Dangerous Germs

Even more shocking is the fact, that 20% of those germs come from your co-worker's poo.

Next time you go for a cup of coffee or tea, make sure you wash your mug thoroughly before using it. Read further to learn why it might be the best option to use your hand instead of a kitchen sponge.

Cold Problem

Up to half of the common colds are caused by rhinoviruses, which can be spread by touching infected surfaces. Make sure to wash your hands as often as possible.

Kitchen Sink

The only way to go around this is by cleaning the sink as often as possible with proper cleaning agents. If your veggie or a fruit fell into the sink make sure to wash it properly before consuming it.

Kitchen Sponge

Make sure to replace your kitchen sponge as often as possible and make sure you always wash it after using it.


Poor hygiene in the office kitchen and in the workspace is costing bigger nations several billion dollars on a yearly basis. Due to poor hygiene more, people get sick and as such, they can't come to work, which results in a very large amount of money being spent on sick days each year.

Chopping Board

An average chopping board contains 3-times as much bacteria as a toilet seat. It might be the safest bet not to use chopping board at all. The safest option are the ones made out of glass.

Office Kitchen

Office kitchen tends to be the most common place where workers get sick. It is no surprise considering that this is the place where everybody comes at least once per day, bringing bacteria from their desks. Did you know that 50% of workers don't wash their hands after using a toilet? Shocking, right?

The above facts are quite scary; however, you must know, that by regular cleaning and encouraging high hygiene standards at the workplace, the number of germs and health risks can be significantly reduced. Make sure to demand your co-workers to obey office hygiene rules that should be written and placed in a way for everyone to see them.