95% of adults do not know how to wash their hands

95% of adults do not know how to wash their hands

"Go wash your hands!" - told us in the childhood adults, calling for dinner. And do something right hand did not know how to wash! At least, so it seems to researchers from Michigan State University. They estimated that only 5% of people wash their hands properly, really destroying pathogenic microbes.

95% of adults do not know how to wash their hands

The researchers base their findings on a study of the habits of almost 4 thousand people. They installed a surveillance camera in the restaurants near the sinks. It turned out that only 5% of adult visitors institutions wash their hands after using the toilet, so how to do it: about 20 seconds, taking advantage of the soap. Because otherwise the bacteria becomes much less.

95% of adults do not know how to wash their hands

The researchers argue that this is not hypocrisy on their part, and common sense, because half of all eating disorders, because of which a lot of people involved in the hospital, it is caused by dirty hands. But it turned out that the overwhelming number of adults dispense 5 or 6-second procedure.

95% of adults do not know how to wash their hands

The researchers also noticed that half of the men ignore the soap, and 15% of all exits from the toilet without washing his hands at the same time. But scientists at the request of the toilets were kept, so to speak, the average net. But it did not stop and 7% of women leave without washing their hands. Still, scientists have noted that visitors to places far less likely to wash their hands, if not perfectly clean sink. But much more hygienic still wash your hands, even if in order to unscrew the faucet, need a napkin.