Rankly.net - People ranking system. Compare peoples with others.
Angelina Jolie vs Jennifer Lawrence - Deepika Padukone vs Priyanka Chopra - George Clooney vs Salman Khan
News, Topics, Peoples, Movies


Americans know how to protect themselves when they hear about an outbreak of the flu. According to a national survey, in response to a flu virus sweeping the country, 66 percent of adults wash their hands more thoroughly or more frequently.

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans know how to protect themselves when they hear about an outbreak of the flu. According to a national survey, in response to a flu virus sweeping the country, 66 percent of adults wash their hands more thoroughly or more frequently.

(Info: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/CG49703-INFO)

However, the survey also reveals most Americans could use a gentle reminder to continue lathering up for a full 20 seconds since 55 percent wash up for just 15 seconds or less. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests singing "Happy Birthday" twice to allow enough time to remove and rinse off germs.

The findings are from the fifth annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted by Bradley Corporation, a leading manufacturer of commercial hand washing products.

"Good hand hygiene is one of the most important and easiest things people can do to reduce the risk of getting sick and spreading germs to others. Using soap and warm water for a good 20 seconds is highly effective in removing bacteria, viruses and other disease-causing microorganisms from the surface of the skin," says medical microbiologist Michael McCann, Ph.D., a professor of biology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

The survey also shows that Americans go to great lengths to avoid coming into contact with germs in a public restroom. They commonly operate the toilet flusher with their foot (64 percent); use a paper towel when touching the restroom door (60 percent); open and close doors with their behind (48 percent); and use their elbow to avoid touching anything with their hands (39 percent).

The Healthy Hand Washing survey queried 1,015 American adults (18 years and older) about their hand washing habits. Participants were from around the country and were fairly evenly split between men and women (47 and 53 percent). The online survey was conducted Aug. 1-5, 2013.

For more than 90 years, Bradley Corporation has designed and manufactured commercial washfountains, and today is the industry's exclusive source for plumbing fixtures, washroom accessories, restroom partitions, emergency fixtures and solid plastic lockers. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Bradley serves the commercial, industrial, health care, recreation, education, and corrections markets worldwide. For more information, contact Bradley at 1-800-BRADLEY or www.bradleycorp.com.

SOURCE Bradley Corporation

prnewswire.com (Date:01/21/2014 08:53) Related News about "Survey Finds Americans Wash Up More During Flu Outbreaks" news from other sites: (news similarity rate is shown on left.)

36 percent of Americans not saving for retirement.
Bankrate's survey finds an alarming lack of savings among Americans... Bankrate.com Read News
Americans Are Divided On Obama's Response To Ferguson.
Americans give President Barack Obama mixed, but narrowly positive, ratings for his response in the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, a new poll finds. .. Huffington Post Read News
Cepheid Announces European Release of Xpert Flu/RSV XC for Accurate and Reliable Detection and Differentiation of Flu A, Flu B, and RSV Infection.
Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) announced today the release of Xpert® Flu/RSV XC, an on-demand molecular test for rapid, accurate and reliable determination of Flu A, Flu B, and differentiation of RSV infecti.. prnewswire.com Read News
Rarer forms of flu could help with vaccine.
RESEARCH suggests immunisation against bird flu strains that don't usually threaten humans may provide the nearest thing yet to a "universal" flu vaccine... Couriermail.com.au Read News
Flu protection gets a booster shot.
Flu vaccines will be subsidized HK$30 more up to HK$160, and four-strain vaccines offered for better protection ahead of the flu peak season this winter... TheStandard.com.hk Read News
Half of Americans Sit on Stock Market Sidelines.
The stock market might have rebounded since the financial crisis, but according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index® survey, many Americans are still wary of investing or simply unable to .. prnewswire.com Read News
Rising demand and increasing cutbacks leave police morale at an all-time low, survey warns.
Service cuts leading to unprecedented stress among officers, major new survey finds.. walesonline.co.uk Read News
Guy gets hit by bus Goalie throws own-goal Soccer dribbling trick Kid gets owned Injured soccer player pick-up Chipmunk riding bike Elephant blows himself up Adrien Delecroix unicycle front flip Cat playing with mouse