If you're a male office dweller in New York, chances are, your office is teeming with bacteria. A new study in the journal "PLoS One" studied bacteria levels in more than 90-offices in San Francisco, New York and Tucson. Researchers checked five surfaces: Chairs, desktops, phones, computer mice and keyboards.
They found that there was 10-to-20 percent more bacteria in men's offices than in women's offices. New York City also offices had more bacteria than those in San Francisco. The researchers add the bacteria can be traced back to the human mouth, skin and soil.
They add, there's no reason for alarm. They say this is just a glimpse of everyday life.