A survey has found that colleagues smelling of sweat are the number one irritant and the ones not given to washing hands after visiting the loo the second most disturbing nuisance in offices.
The study was conducted by a Dutch online survey into work hygiene by jobs website NationaleVacaturebank.nl, De Telegraaf daily reported.
Third on the nuisance list are those with bad breath, fourth are those who make sounds while eating and fifth, those who sniff and blow their noses too loudly.
Office hygiene was also found wanting, the survey showed, with over half the 1,100 respondents saying they never cleaned their desk. Also, four out of 10 had seen a mouse scurrying about at the workplace and almost one in 10 had witnessed cockroaches.