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Restroom Hygiene Studies

Oct 21, 2010

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Looking for studies on restroom hygiene? Here’s a blog that has compiled a lot of recent information about bathroom habits and hygiene. Learning about the germs in public and private restrooms may change how you use them! Includes stats on hand washing and more ways to protect yourself.

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19 Responses to “Restroom Hygiene Studies”

  1. Auto Title Loans - April 27th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I’ve seen way too many people leaving public restrooms without washing their hands. Half of the time I think it’s because they’re lazy, but also I believe it’s because they don’t want to wait until the hand dryer. Is there a way that all restrooms can install or required to have a hand sanitizer pump for those in a rush? Are hand sanitizers as effective as washing for 15 seconds under the sink?

  2. Molly - April 27th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Hand sanitizers are proven to kill 99% of germs that lead to illness! They are great for on the go on if people are too rushed, although I always enjoy a good hand washing!

  3. Rug Cleaning Santa Monica - April 28th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I have to keep hand sanitizer in my car, my purse, kitchen, bedroom, and last but not least, bathroom. So many places have them for cheap and they smell great. Thanks for the link-I can’t believe only 77% of bathroom users wash their hands! Gross!

  4. Carpet Cleaning Provo - May 2nd, 2011 at 7:28 am

    This is good information to have. I’m glad that you’ve shared it with all of us. I know that it’s definitely changed my outlook.

  5. Hormone Replacement Therapy Los Angeles - June 1st, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve honestly come to the point where I don’t trust any public restroom, no matter how clean it appears to be. When you wash your hands, you’re touching the knobs and buttons other dirty hands have touched. Though they have motion activated devices now, there’s still that germ infested door handle to worry about.

  6. Therapists Los Angeles - June 6th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Thank God that public restrooms are now providing touchless sinks and towel dispensers because reading those statistics are making me think twice about public bathrooms. Why do people think it’s ok to not wash their hands? Yak.

  7. Computer Repair Ventura - June 8th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I guess people don’t really think about the level of germs we come into contact per day or even per hour. I wonder how dirty our keyboards are just from eating at our desks, touching paper, sharing mouses, and touching our faces as we think. Kind of gross the more I think about it.

  8. Molly - June 10th, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Yuck!

  9. BJJ Santa Monica - June 10th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I’ve always known that not 100% of bathroom users wash their hands, but didn’t know it was that bad. Time to install some hand sanitizers!

  10. Title Loans - June 30th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I have to use the paper towel that I dry my hands with, to open the door. I don’t know why people can’t take 15 seconds to wash their hands. Good thing they invented hand sanitizer.

  11. Dentist West Hollywood - July 5th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks for providing that stats! Kind of grosses me out, but makes me thankful that I always keep hand sanitizer with me. It’s normally just for the times when I want to wash my hands, but cant. Now I feel like I should wash AND sanitize after using a public restroom.

  12. Molly - July 6th, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Sorry for the gross out, but knowledge is power!

  13. Therapist New York - August 1st, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    This is really good to know. Bathrooms are places that can be full of bacteria. It’s very important to protect ourselves!

  14. Auto Lease Broker Los Angeles - October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Ick ick ick. I have seen/heard people leaving the restroom without washing their hands before, but I didn’t know it was that bad either! I think all restrooms should have hand sanitizers on their way out too, at least some people who don’t wash would probably use those right?!

  15. Los Angeles SEO - November 21st, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I feel that I have unintentionally been doing my own restroom hygiene study and been finding out how many of my friends don’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom… results are shocking.

  16. Brianna - December 13th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Being sick right now I totally understand the importance of keeping clean! The blog was a great reference but more than anything it made me more concsience of what I am doing with my hands during the day! Thanks!

  17. Things to do in Provo Utah - February 2nd, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    It’s surprising how many people actually go without washing their hands after using the bathroom. Sick.

  18. LW - October 4th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Shocking that many people will leave the bathroom without washing their hands. Thanks for the interesting read! Definitely hope there will be more studies on the way people behave in public bathrooms and why women use soap for hand washing more than men.

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