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Survey reveals lack of hand hygiene in men and women24th of March 2015
If you've ever harboured doubts about the personal hygiene habits of your work colleagues, the results of a new survey will not do anything to reassure you.
A survey of 100,000 people carried out by Initial Washroom Hygiene has revealed 62 per cent of men do not wash their hands after going to the bathroom. And while women are slightly better, still 40 per cent of them admit to this unsavoury habit.
A previous study by the firm found that after using the toilet, a person has on average 200 million bacteria per square inch on each hand.
People can then transfer the bacteria to their hands or mouths, as well as on to doors, keyboards, phones. This means office workers come into contact with an average 10 million bacteria a day.