Wash Those Hands

Winter 2005 CSANews Issue 57  |  Posted date : May 25, 2007.Back to list

A disturbing study conducted by the American Society of Microbiology finds that one-third of people passing through major U.S. airports don't wash their hands after using the washroom. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) distributes a brochure on the importance of proper hand-washing, and it claims that many people are not washing their hands in public areas. Unfortunately, poor hand hygiene can lead to various types of illnesses and infections, such as colds, diarrhea, salmonella poisoning, E-coli, hepatitis A, and meningitis. If you don't practice proper hand hygiene, you're putting yourself and others at risk for illness.