01/31/2012 08:14 am ET Updated Apr 01, 2012

Prevent Illness at the Office: 10 Quick Sanitary Tips to Keep Your Workspace Germ-Free

Nearly 70 percent of employees admit to coming into the office while sick, according to one study. Of course, it's at work that most of us transfer and contract the billions of germs that make us sick in the first place. One recent study found typical office keyboards hosting bacteria levels up to five times higher than toilet seats. Follow these simple tips to protect yourself and your coworkers from the billions of bacteria and viruses that cover the phones, keyboards and mice you handle every day.

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Taking small steps to take care of yourself and your workspace can do a great deal towards keeping you (and your coworkers) healthy. Avoid needlessly exposing yourself to germs when you can easily reduce your risk of getting sick and improve the sanitation of your work area, and enjoy a healthier, more productive lifestyle.

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