who’s not washing their hands

who’s not washing their hands

A recent study has found that although most people claim to wash their hands after dirty activities, when you observe them in , the story (especially for men) is a little different. Share this:TweetEmailPrintShare on TumblrPocketLike this:Like...
Hygiene vs Social Media

Hygiene vs Social Media

An interesting infographic showing our skewed priorities. Almost everyone is using social media, does this come at the cost of our personal hygiene? Share this:TweetEmailPrintShare on TumblrPocketLike this:Like...
Hygiene and your hands

Hygiene and your hands

THE FACTS ABOUT HAND WASHING 80% of communicable diseases are transferred by touch “Touch” refers primarily to the touching of food, or the touching of one’s own mouth, eyes, and nose. It is not simply person-to-person contact. Touching food with contaminated hands spreads foodborne illnesses like Salmonella, E. Coli, Staph, and diarrheal infection. Proper handwashing can reduce diarrhea rates by 40%. Diarrhea remains the second most common cause of childhood death Touching the face with contaminated hands spreads illnesses like pneumonia, the cold, and the flu. Proper handwashing can reduce respiratory infections by close to 20%. Pneumonia remains the number one cause of childhood death The most critical times for hand washing are before preparing food and after going to the bathroom. Only 20% of people wash their hands before preparing food Less than 75% of women and less than 50% of men wash their hands after going to the bathroom Every time a toilet is flushed with the lid up, a fine mist containing bacteria such as E. Coli and Staph is spread over an area of 6 square meters. The area around sinks in public bathrooms is 90% covered in such bacteria. The recommended washing time is 15 seconds. The ideal washing time is 30 seconds.  For every 15 seconds spent washing hands, 10 times more bacteria is removed. The average person spends less than 10 seconds washing their hands 30 seconds of using hand sanitizer kills as much bacteria as 2 full minutes of handwashing Most of the bacteria on our hands are on the fingertips and under the nails The number of bacteria on our...
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