Only 67% of people wash their hands after using the bathroom.
Handwashing can prevent 30% of diarrhea-related sicknesses and 20% of respiratory infections (ie: colds).
Handwashing is the number one way to decrease the spread of superbugs, yet under 50% of hospital workers comply with current hygiene standards.
The temperature of water does not matter – only scrubbing time.
Effective handwashing practices decreased absenteeism by 70% in a 2nd grade class.
Annually, 1.4 billion days of work are missed, costing the GDP over $530 billion.
Source: Integrated Benefits Institute
Antibacterial soaps are no more effective than conventional soap and water.
Source: The Smithsonian