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Your Computer IS Infected

I don’t care if you’re using Windows, OS X or Linus – your computer is most definitely infected. The dangerous thing is that you can become infected, as well. You wouldn’t go around rubbing your fingers all over a public toilet, would you? Charles Gerba, a Microbiologist, has concluded that every toilet seat has about 49 germs per square inch. Your keyboard, however, has nearly three thousand of the little buggers within every square inch. Why the heck are you still touching that thing?

You cannot avoid these germs, but you can definitely prevent them. There are a ton of inexpensive anti-bacterial products on the market which will not harm your computer equipment… use them. It will only cost you a few bucks, which is much better than several hundred dollars spent at the doctor.

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A Cleaning a Day Will Keep the QWERTY Tummy Away

No one wants to have to look at a dirty keyboard. Too often, people don’t bother to wash their hands after eating or using the restroom. Not only is this unhealthy for you in many ways… it can also end up causing you to fall ill with QWERTY Sickness. That illness is actually quite real, and is a coined phrase for a common form of food poisoning. Yes… you really can get sick from your keyboard – VERY sick.

Your keyboard is a hotbed for germs and other particles. The oils from your skin rub off onto the keys. Crumbs and droplets spill onto (and into) the data input device every time you nom at your desk. When you don’t wash your hands after using the bathroom and then return directly to your computer, where do you think those germs now reside? A standard keyboard can be up to five times dirtier and germier than a toilet according to recent studies.

You can take the time to clean your keyboard often, or you could choose to purchase a silicone keyboard cover. Those are fairly inexpensive and will save you a lot of headaches… and possibly some unwanted tummy symptoms. You can quickly wipe them down in under twenty seconds without ever having to remove it.

I don’t want to know what’s lurking on and beneath the keys. I now have my box of sanitary cleaning wipes close at hand to use several times a day.