Global Handwashing Day!

Written by S. Heath - 15 October 2020

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Today is Global Handwashing Day! 

Here at JD Training, we understand more than ever the importance of good hand hygiene, especially in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. This year's theme is 'Hand Hygiene for All', calling for universal hand hygiene everywhere, for everyone. 

Here are a few fun facts in relation to hand hygiene, hoping to help educate people and give them an understanding on why it is vital, especially more than ever:

  • One germ can multiply into more than 8 million germs in one day.
  • Nearly 80 percent of illness-causing germs are spread by your hands.
  • Your remote control is a top carrier of bacteria.
  • There are more germs on your phone, keyboard and cutting board than on a toilet seat.
  • One in five people don’t wash their hands, and of those that do, only 30 percent use soap.
  • When you flush the toilet, germs can spray up to 6 feet.Hygiene. Cleaning Hands. Washing hands.
  • Purses and handbags have up to 10,000 bacteria per square inch, and 30 percent of them contain fecal bacteria.

To learn more about the importance of hand hygiene, as well as some tips on how to properly wash your hands,  visit here!