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HANDWASHING FACTS

Only 67% of people wash their hands after using the bathroom.

Source: American Society for Microbiology

Handwashing can prevent 30% of diarrhea-related sicknesses and 20% of respiratory infections (ie: colds).

Source: CDC

Handwashing is the number one way to decrease the spread of superbugs, yet under 50% of hospital workers comply with current hygiene standards.

Source: AAMC

The temperature of water does not matter – only scrubbing time.

Source: International Association of Food Protection

Effective handwashing practices decreased absenteeism by 70% in a 2nd grade class.

Source: Institute for Health Care Studies

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