09/13/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Boston – A new study shows that Americans are washing their hands at a lot more these days. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), researchers found that people wash their hands after using public restrooms at significantly higher rates than seen in over a decade.
As noted in the report, researchers observed restroom users in four large cities, and concluded that 85 percent of those who use public restrooms wash their hands after. Researchers from Harris Interactive observed the habits of over 6,000 adults at heavily frequented locations in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, and San Francisco.
The project findings were reportedly present on Monday at a conference of the American Society for Microbiology. Microbiologist Judy Daly of Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake led the project for the group and the American Cleaning Institute.
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