Some computer keyboards harbour more harmful bacteria than a toilet seat, research has suggested. Consumer group Which? said tests at its London offices found equipment carrying bugs that could cause food poisoning. Out of 33 keyboards swabbed, four were regarded as a potential health hazard and one harboured five times more germs than one of the office’s toilet seats.
To clean your keyboard you should shake dust and food crumbs out of it and then wipe it with a soft, lightly dampened, lint-free cloth. They should also be disinfected with alcohol wipes.