Thursday, September 22, 2005

Women Are Better Hand Washers Hands Down

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When it comes to washing hands, women are much better at it – hands down.

According to a new survey by the American Society of Microbiology and The Soap and Detergent Association, women wash their hands after using the toilet 90 percent of the time while men only do it 75 percent of the time.

But some people may not be telling the complete truth. Although 91 percent of Americans say they ALWAYS wash their hands after using a public restroom, only 83 percent actually did so.

Other dirty data from the survey....

  • 83 percent always wash their hands after using their own bathroom.

  • 77 percent wash their hands before handling food.

  • 73 percent scrub up after changing a diaper.

  • 42 percent soap up their mitts after petting their dog or cat.

    Finally, only 32 percent of Americans bother to wash their hands after sneezing or coughing.

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