Michigan State University study on hand washing has disturbing results
July 06, 2013
I will think about this MSU study on handwashing as reported in the Wall Street Journal when we have supper tonight at Culvers before we go to church. The "john" there is small and it's uncomfortable when two or three guys try to use it.
Keep in mind that researchers were actually in the rest room watching people wash their hands. And this all happened in East Lansing, a college town.
What does all this mean? Does it result in more sicknesses being passed around? What's the right way to wash your hands.
The story says:
The results were discouraging: One in 10 didn't wash their hands at all; just two in three used soap; and just one in 20 washed their hands for at least 15 seconds, which is five seconds shy of recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.