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2010 Handwashing Survey Results #ICAAC

























Mom's advice about cleaning your hands may finally be starting to get through. In the August 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.

* Barbara Hyde, Director of Communications, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.
* Didier Pettit, Director, Infection Control Program, University of Geneva, Hospital, Switzerland
* Judy Daly, Professor of Pathology, University of Utah

Visit www.washup.org for the press release, survey results and other handwashing resources.
 
 

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