When Was The Last Time You Washed Your Office Coffee Mug?

November 8, 2016

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 Although we wash our dishes on a regular basis at home, when was the last time you washed your office coffee mug?  But before you race out to the office kitchen to give it a scrubbing, using the communal kitchen sponge is likely worse for you than letting your mug sit at your desk. As you fill you mug with coffee, touch it and making contact with your lips when drinking, you are encouraging organisms and bacteria to set up residence.  However there is some good news, most of these germs probably won’t make you ill as long as your mug remains your mug and as long as mold isn't growing inside of it.  However if you do wash out your mug at the office, experts warn to avoid the office sink sponge.   It’s been used to clean countless dirty surfaces, and it stays wet for hours, allowing germs to thrive and multiply. Instead, wash the mug by hand using hot water and liquid soap, and dry it with a paper towel or bring it home and run it through the dishwasher on occasions.

SOURCE: Wall Stret Journal

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