Keyboard Smegma

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    In the ER we are a fairly germaphobic group of people, and we are always wiping our keyboards and workspace down with Caviwipes. Most of us will take a paperclip or a few post it notes and get between the keys of the keyboard when we are cleaning.

    Yesterday I witnessed a nurse take the keys off the board for a deep cleaning, and what we found was simply appalling. How could something that was only touched with clean hands and wiped down several times per day, collect so much icky keyboard smegma?

    I’ve seen shows on how disgusting motel remote controls are, but I’m now convinced that work computer keyboards have now taken over the top place on the list of most disgusting things you actually have to touch everyday.


    They make keyboards with “skin” probably a better idea. No place for anything to hide below.

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