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October 2021

Hand hygiene stats you need to know

Written by Bakang Kganyago
Handwashing and Hand Hygiene

Our latest blog post contains a fun infographic video that shows you the hand hygiene statistics you really need to know in order to stay healthy. 

The global Coronavirus pandemic has meant that a lot has been said in the past two years about the importance of hand hygiene. However, having just celebrated Global Handwashing Day on the 15th of October, we thought it would be good to highlight that not only does poor hand hygiene put you at risk of contracting respiratory infection but it also poses a threat to food hygiene.

Did you know that failing to wash hands using proper techniques contributes to nearly 50% of all foodborne illness outbreaks - illnesses that could have been avoided with proper handwashing techniques.

Hand hygiene facts:

In the infographic video below we highlight some alarming hand hygiene stats while providing tips and fun facts that you may have not known before:

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Good hand hygiene practices will continue to play a pivotal role in our health and wellbeing even post COVID-19. Therefore it’s important to continuously educate ourselves and equip businesses and homes with the necessary tools and hygiene services in order to safeguard ourselves and the lives of those around us. 

For more information on hand hygiene, take a look at our Global Handwashing page, here or download our hand hygiene posters.  

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Bakang Kganyago

Bakang Kganyago

Bakang is a Digital Marketing Executive for Rentokil Initial. A germaphobe at heart, he's passionate about learning and sharing insights on how to defeat the enemy we cannot see. Join his journey as he writes about the impact of germs in our daily lives.

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