A new study from the US says that a whopping 97% of us haven't been washing out hands enough.
The results of the study from The Department of Agriculture claim that due to our often busy lives, we simply rush through the act of washing rather than taking time to do a thorough job.
They did also provide some tips for how to best wash your hands to minimize bad germs from spreading...
- Wet your hands.
- Lather with soap. "Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails."
- Scrub your hands for 20 seconds (or hum the 'Happy Birthday' song not once, but twice, from beginning to end).
- Rinse your hands.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel. The clean part is important, because the USDA study found that 'numerous' participants didn’t use a clean towel to dry their hands, which can just recontaminate them.
Source: Hello Giggles