Hygiene: A third don’t wash after using the toilet hands

Studies show that toilet Hygiene can be left in Germany to wish

Only two out of three people use soap and water, after you have made your toilet. Only one in ten uses a provided disinfectant. This emerges from a current study of the hygienic behavior of approximately 78,000 toilet visitors on 100 toilet facilities was observed.

From January to April, 2019, the Hygiene company Hagleitner has collected data from users of around 100 special toilets. By means of light barriers, and soap dispensers with an Online connection could be established in the study, how many people the toilets were visited, and how many of the provided hygiene products to use.

Just under two out of three people use soap and water

The results show: When using the toilet, hygiene, air in Germany and Austria. The collected data show that just under two out of three people washed their hands after using the toilet with water and soap. Just one in ten used the disinfectant that was mounted directly next to the soap dispenser.

Test WCs were in Germany and Austria

The data come from 100 toilet facilities, of which 79 in Austria and 21 are located in Germany. Overall, the WCs were visited 78.172 Times in the test period. This 47.711 Time Soaps Foam dispenser and 8.665 Time a hand disinfection dispenser is actuated.

University in Heidelberg, comes to similar results

Only recently, another observational study of the SRH University of Heidelberg, came to a similar conclusion. The researchers observed the Hygiene habits of 1,000 people, the public toilets in Heidelberg on Saturday. The result: Approximately seven percent refused entirely to the washing of hands, 27 percent used only water. Although 58 percent of water and soap used, but without the required thoroughness. Only eight percent cleaned their hands so that a significant reduction of pathogens is to be expected.

Differences in the sexes

During approximately eleven percent of the men refused to thoroughly wash the hands, were women, only three percent. The share of the hands with water and soap washed, for women, 82 per cent and of men 51 per cent. The results of the observational study, the hand involves contact with men of a greater germination potential than women.

What should I consider when washing your hands?

The Federal centre for health education recommends that you clean for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. It should not only the hand, but the fingers are cleaned in-between spaces. “The risk of infection with viruses and bacteria can be achieved by a correctly performed hand hygiene by up to 99.9 percent decrease,” write the SRH researchers in a press release.

Hands infectious diseases prevents wash

Around 80 percent of all infectious diseases are transmitted via the hands. No wonder: on Average, we take us 16 Times per hour in the face. In this way, the germs get on the hands in the mouth, nose and eyes, and then in the body where an infection can develop. “Infectious diseases by regular hand washing effectively and cost-effectively, and without side effects,” says Professor Dr. Frank Musolesi, the head of the observation study. For more Information read the article: Proper hand washing: Optimal hand hygiene reduces the risk of infection. (vb)