Study shows few people properly wash hands

June 12, 2013

Researchers staked out public restrooms and found that only 5 percent of people washed their hands long enough to kill infection-causing germs and bacteria.

Health experts say, people should wash their hands for 15 to 20 seconds.

They say the average person spends about 6 seconds washing their hands

According to the study, men did worse than women.

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