Just in time for Mr Purell goes to City Hall comes this item from the BBC

Many ‘ignore basic home hygiene’, Handwashing

More than two thirds of people do not comply with basic hygiene principles – and men are the worst culprits, research shows.

The Hygiene Council * found many people fail to wash their hands after using the toilet, before preparing food or after coughing and sneezing.

As a result people are more likely to encounter germs in their homes than in public places.

Public toilets are often cleaner than home kitchen surfaces, according to the report.

53% don’t wash their hands properly after sneezing or coughing [ even in one’s sleeve ]
22% don’t wash their hand properly after handling animals or pets [ here’s a reminder how-to ]

…despite medical and scientific advances, homes were more germ-ridden today than they were before antibiotics entered widespread use in the 1940s.

He said: “People born before the antibiotic era had not relaxed their guard.

“I think we have relaxed our guard today, because whatever infection we have we think we can just pull something off the shelf and deal with it. That’s a serious mistake.”

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  • The * Hygiene Council is an initiative bringing together leading global experts in the field of microbiology, virology, infectious diseases, immunology, and public health. [nine countries]. The work of The Hygiene Council and The Hygiene for the 21st Century initiative is funded through an educational grant from Reckitt Benckiser.
    http://www.hygienecouncil.com/

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