10 Million – That’s about how many Canadians (age 15 & older) did not wash their hands today after using the washroom. While 92% of us say we believe it’s important to wash our hands – 34% of us don’t even bother. For context, consider that the average person urinates about seven times per day – we’ll skip over the fecal-oral transmission issue for now.
14 Million – That’s about how many Canadians did wash their hands after using the washroom today – except they didn’t bother to use soap. In fact, washing with soap – not just water – is vital to proper hygiene. While water is powerful at rinsing away dirt, it cannot easily remove soil or organisms that are attached to the hands. Soap can do this effectively, maximizing the rinsing benefit of the water. Also, drying your hands with a cloth or paper towel is very important for additional bacterial removal.
Help make hand hygiene contagious for all Canadians by liking and sharing this recent LinkedIN article. Thanks for spreading the infection control message and not germs.
Good news. More hotels are swapping out those small shampoo bottles for bulk dispensers in an attempt to cut costs and help the environment. There is, however, one significant problem with bulk dispensers – bacterial contamination. Unfortunately, refillable bulk dispensers can leave you with 25X more bacteria after use.
Learn more about the advantages of sealed soap and shampoo dispensing systems in this new blog article.
Everyone could use a helping hand now and then – but sometimes we might be too embarrassed to ask.
That wasn’t the case for this fearless kid who crawled into a stranger’s bathroom stall asking for help to wash his hands.
In the video, which was shot by a teen in a fast food washroom, a small child crawls under a stall door asking for, “someone to help hold him up so he can wash his hands.”
It's great to see this little guy has his priorities straight. He’s a fearless handwashing champion for sure!
Check out these helpful tips on how to teach kids about the importance of hand hygiene.