Is there anything more uncomfortable than witnessing a person walk out of a washroom stall without washing their hands?
If you’ve been in that situation before (or multiple times) you’re not alone. Eighty-two percent of North-Americans frequently or occasionally see others leave a washroom without washing, according to the 2016 Healthy Hand Washing Survey. And for people who do wash their hands, 67 percent confess that they skip the soap and simply rinse with water. Feeling pretty grossed out? If you want to boost basic hand hygiene in your office, simply ask building management to post a sign that encourages employees to wash their hands before returning back to work. Wow, we have to tell adults to wash hands-unbelievable. Of 1,000 North-Americans, 44 percent of men and 34 percent of women said signage motivates them to clean their hands-I would think it would be their upbringing-in this case, not. After all, when it comes to washing your hands, a little bit truly goes a long way.
Rubbing your hands together with soap and water for 20 seconds (roughly the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday”) really does help eliminate your risk of catching cold or flu and even severe life threatening diseases, according to Health Canada. And would you be surprised that Canadians may have better hygiene than our neighbors south of the border? And does it really matter? We are talking about basic hygiene hear. It smells better, it could save you time in bed sick or getting others sick-even save your life. So pleassssse just wash your hands !
Article credit: Best Health
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