Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Americans Aren’t Coming Clean When It Comes To Handwashing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A lot of Americans aren’t coming clean about their handwashing.

According to a new survey by the Soap and Detergent Association, 68 percent of Americans don’t wash their mitts long enough to effectively remove germs or dirt.

That’s up from 54 percent who did a lousy handwashing job back in 2004.

Despite this, 42 percent of Americans claim they wash their hands at least 10 times a day.

However, 36 percent seldom wash their hands after coughing or sneezing – and 31 percent don’t wash their hands before eating lunch.

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