Men's offices crawling with 20% more bacteria than women's: study
In general, men are grotesque creatures. I don’t need to link you to photos of Jack Black or late-‘90s John Goodman to prove the point.
But for all the crumpled shirts, sweaty underarms and greasy hair, are men really dirtier than women? Like, “bacteria” dirtier?
In the workplace, at least, it’s a no-brainer.
According a new study, men’s offices are crawling with much more bacteria than their female counterparts.
Researchers at San Diego State University recently surveyed 90 offices from across the U.S., sampling the same five surfaces at each.
*Bing: How to disinfect your work space
The biologists took sterile swab samples of office chairs, phones, computer mice, keyboards and desktops, logging each under a “male” or “female” classification.
The results? Male offices boasted up to 20 per cent more bacteria than female ones, the researchers found.
A few reasons for the discrepancy, other than, you know, guys being animals.
“Men are known to wash their hands and brush their teeth less frequently than woman and are commonly perceived to have a more slovenly nature,” the study reads.
But be easy, men. While we’re not all statues of David, the deck may be stacked against us.
Chief among the causes for more male bacteria lies simply in the fact that men are most often bigger than women.
On average, the study noted, men have more skin surface area than woman, leading to a larger breeding ground for bacteria and the capacity for more bacteria to be shed onto male surroundings.
By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
Posted by: Gene | May 31, 2021 7:00:12 PM
Is this a female control exercise again...?
So, then of course in accordance to your other studies women are better in school, business, family life, spending money, strategic planning and many other things
While all men are slefish dirty parasites
Posted by: Alex | May 31, 2021 7:07:44 PM
Posted by: Mr. Negative | Jun 1, 2021 12:06:22 PM
I guess it is a slow day for real news or issues......this should be used as toilet paper - or a recycled bag to pick up dog crap.
Why do people get paid to write these columns and make these surveys? Who really cares who is cleaner?
And p.s... i didn't need a survey to tell me which sex spends more time in the bathroom!
Posted by: ray larder | Jun 1, 2021 12:18:47 PM
Maybe it's the c leaning lady who cleans these offices, or maybe womens purfume kills the bacteria changing the balance.
I still blame the cleaning lady !
Posted by: HR | Jun 3, 2021 12:05:30 PM
The vast majority of bacteria on or in our bodies are either harmless or even beneficial. I would be more interested in what kinds of bacteria are present than absolute numbers.
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Posted by: ohboy | Jun 4, 2021 10:51:37 AM
woman bite the apple got us in all this mess, men just went along out of fascination with the lovely lumps -some- of u women have today
Posted by: ohboy | Jun 4, 2021 11:03:49 AM
its all about the puntang men but what if we didnt bite the apple
Posted by: Gearge | Jun 4, 2021 11:29:59 AM
holy crap..a woman can post this discriminating bunk in here about men? Is she a lesbian or something? It's one thing to be lesbian, Im ok with that, but to rant about your inner turmoil about men in a public forum is another. Someone sue this biotch!
Posted by: A Guy | Jun 4, 2021 2:21:57 PM
Guys are slobs for the most part, I see guys leave washrooms with out washing there hands after having a dump. How many guys have a shower every single day? or wash there hands before eating, or when they come home? I'm a guy and I know.
Posted by: Belle-Sexie Canuck | Jun 4, 2021 3:06:21 PM
I know first hand, this report is true. I loathe my husband using my work space. I love him yes, his mess?? Not so much! They just tend to be messy and leave behind all sorts of bits/pieces and crumbs of God knows what!
Posted by: me | Jun 4, 2021 4:51:30 PM
What a waste of time. Im a man, but more cleaner than my spouse. I do shower every day, and I am organized. My office is perfect the way it is, as is my car and my home. I have to do the cleaning as my spouse is a mess. People are people.. thats all.