2010 ACI ASM Handwashing Study
Public Handwashing Takes a Hike
- More Adults (85%) Than Ever Observed Washing Hands in Public Restrooms
- Men Are Doing Better, But Women Are Still the Hand Cleaning Champs
Mom’s advice about cleaning your hands may finally be starting to get through. In the 2010 observational study sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology and the American Cleaning Institute® (formerly The Soap and Detergent Association), 85% of adults washed their hands in public restrooms, compared with 77% in 2007. The 85% total was actually the highest observed since these studies began in 1996. The results were announced at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, an infectious disease meeting sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology.
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