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How clean is your computer?
Did you know that the average desktop has around 150 times more bacteria than your kitchen table? It's a horrible thought and with many of us now eating 'al desko' we need to remember to keep them clean.
Ten years ago, Durable UK launched its annual Computer Cleaning Month to highlight the importance of keeping the personal office environment free from bacteria and, during October, the company will once again be opening your eyes to the germs that lurk in your computer equipment.
"We are extremely proud to have reached this impressive 10 year milestone," comments Sean Starkey, managing director of Durable UK. "We have worked hard over the years to grow the campaign and highlight the importance of a healthy desk. People are often unaware of how unhygienic their desks and computer equipment can become, especially as so many of us are now eating at our desks.
"However, it is not just our desks at work that we need to consider, we need to think about keeping our portable technology such as mobile phones, tablets and music devices clean."
According to data from Initial Washroom Hygiene*, the computer mouse is the dirtiest item in the office, ahead of keyboards, phones and chairs, while 40% of the desks tested were home to at least one item with very high levels of bacteria and surface contamination, which posed a risk of cross-contamination.
These statistics may be shocking but by taking simple steps to regularly clean computer equipment, they can be avoided. Durable has a vast array of cleaning products that are ideal to keep computers germ-free, including air dusters, screen cleaner and a touch screen cleaning kit.
"Join us in celebrating the 10 year anniversary of computer cleaning month and make your desk feel loved," challenges Sean. "Check out the website for our full range of computer cleaning products also keep an eye out on our social media accounts."
One of Europe's largest office products manufacturers, Durable began manufacturing in Germany in 1920. The company now has presence in 80 countries, including its UK headquarters that has experienced significant growth since its inception in 1980.
"Creative conception combined with continual focus on innovation, quality and design have always played a major role in our corporate philosophy - critical factors that determine the success and future viability of any company in today's competitive marketplace," says Sean.
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8th October 2015