According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), handwashing is one of the most preventative measures against the spread of infectious disease. What is the proper way to wash hands, and how can you keep the spread of bacteria down? Follow these recommendations in public restrooms and they can greatly reduce your chances of picking up and spreading germs.
1. Wash hands with soap and water, make a lather of the soap and scrub the back of the hands, nails and between fingers for at least 20 seconds.
2. Dry hands completely with paper towels or air dry them, both are not equal. Leaving hands wet can contribute to transferring pathogens more readily than dry hands, or even hands that were not washed. In a study by the University of Westminiter, some drying solutions actually increase the amount of bacteria on a persons hands. A traditional dryer increased bacteria by 194 percent to 254 percent on hands, a jet dryer increased bacteria by 42 percent. In the same study, paper towels reduced bacteria by 76 percent. To remove risk of cross contamination, because bacteria like the influenza virus can live for 72 hours on surfaces, we recommend using touch less paper towel dispensers.
3. Use the paper towel to touch any surfaces to exit the facility, this will keep your skin from contacting the many bacteria left behind by others.
4. If sanitizer is provided, this can help to kill any bacteria.
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