This repulsive experiment shows just how filthy and germ-riddled your office could be

The disgusting extent of germs and filth lurking in the average office is laid bare in a new experiment.

These repulsive pics show vast amount of bacteria allowed to fester in a typical work place.

During the research, carried out by Viking Direct , used cotton buds to take swabs from these commonly used areas:

  • Computer mouse
  • Photocopier
  • Keyboard
  • Desk surface
  • Computer mouse
  • Telephone

The buds were then wiped into agar-filled petri dishes to let the bacteria grow.

After being left in a warm place for a five days, the bacterial and fungal cultures were examined.

The results are staggering: