Hygiene Facts

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Contrary to popular belief, plastic cutting boards are more likely to harbor bacteria than wood ones. New plastic boards are easier to clean, but ones with cuts are nearly impossible to completely disinfect, whereas wood ones absorb and kill bacteria, regardless of age or use.
Drying your hands with paper towel will reduce the bacterial count by 45 - 60% on your hands. However, using a hand dryer will increase the bacteria on your hands by up to 255% because it blows out bacteria already living in the, conveniently, warm moist environment.
Cash machines are as dirty as public toilets.
Cats lose almost as much fluid in the saliva while grooming themselves as they do through urination!
According to Harris Interactive, 70% of men and 57% of women shower daily.
According to the American Society for Microbiology, 90% of women and 75% of men wash their hands after using a public restroom.
In Kentucky, US, every citizen is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.