According to experts, today’s hand-washing habits are disturbing. A recent study of hand-washing habits found only 5 percent of people washed their hands correctly after using the restroom…and this is the least-disturbing of all the findings.
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People generally only wash their hands for 6 seconds
Thirty-three percent didn’t use soap
10 percent didn’t wash their hands at all
Men were less likely than women to clean their hands – Fifteen percent of men and 7
percent of women didn’t wash their hands at all. When they did wash
their hands, only 50 percent of men used soap, compared with 78
percent of women.
People were less likely to wash their hands if the sink was dirty
People were more likely to wash their hands earlier in the day
People were more likely to wash their hands if they saw a sign encouraging them to do so