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Tork breaks sanitising record25th of November 2010
Tork manufacturer SCA has set a new Guinness World Record for the highest number of people sanitising their hands at the same time. The record was broken at a US football stadium where 2,151 supporters simultaneously sanitised their hands before a Philadelphia Union v LA Galaxy football match.
The aim of the world record-breaking attempt was to mark this year’s Global Handwashing Day last month. "Professional sporting events such as the Union-Galaxy game - which attracts millions of people annually - are the perfect venue to drive home the important message of proper hand hygiene,” said Don Lewis, president of SCA Tissue North America. “We feel it necessary to continue to promote frequent and proper hand sanitation to avoid the spread of germs."
To establish the world record fans placed a small amount of hand sanitiser on their hands and simultaneously rubbed their hands together for 60 seconds before an on-site Guinness representative declared the new record officially established.