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Published:August 29th, 2012 11:44 EST

Too Many Filthy Folks Don't Wash Hands After Using Public Restroom

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A hand washing survey indicates most U.S. Americans wash their hands, but most are not washing them long enough -- many wash for only 5 seconds.

The fourth annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey, conducted by Bradley Corporation, a manufacturer of bathroom and locker room furnishings, found 70 percent of U.S. adults said they always wash their hands after using a public restroom, 29 percent sometimes skip that important action and 1 percent admit they never wash after using a public restroom."



My guess is that less than 50 percent of adults wash their hands after using a public restroom, when I`m in a restroom at a sporting event I`ve observed that most men don`t wash their hands, they are anxious to get back to the action.

Some folks are just too embarrassed to tell a researcher that they don`t wash their hands after using a public restroom.

Shaking hands is a filthy and disgusting ritual that should be abolished in the name of public health and safety. There is a good chance that if you shake hands with someone, they will contaminate you with their feces and urine.

In a perfect world nobody would look at you in shock if you punched someone who offered to shake hands with you.

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