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Quiz: Hand Washing 101

Washing your hands seems simple enough, but a recent survey found that Americans are back sliding when it comes to this hygienic act. What do you know about the slippery business of washing your hands? Take this short quiz and see.


Quiz: Hand Washing 101

How long should you wash your hands?

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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
I wash my hands all the time... after loading the laundry, after petting the kitties, after cleaning this or touching that, after my makeup regimen, before touching the kids, after toughing the kids.... I'm telling you I am hand washing fool. And I have to dry with paper towels, I can't stand to dry my hands with dish or hand towels.
aoitenshi aoitenshi 8 years
5/5, that's good. And yeah foxie's right, you should wash your hands not just when you use the restroom.
crackaddict crackaddict 8 years
5/5 well I do work in healthcare so its a good job rly!
foxie foxie 8 years
Gross, Ally. Regular hand washing doesn't mean only after you use the restroom, so yeah. You kinda SHOULD be washing your hands periodically otherwise. Do you at least have the courtesy to wash your hands in PUBLIC restrooms?
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 8 years
I can't understand people who don't wash their hands after using the bathroom. I literally can't eat something or touch my mouth or face if my hands are dirty in any way. Admittedly, I have a touch of OCD when it comes to hand washing, but still!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
4/5 - not bad.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i sometimes leave without washing my hands as it has been proven that you can catch up to 50 bacterias that way, and 1000000 by touching your desk, phone or HANDBAG. do i have to wash my hands after all this as well? i'd have no skin left.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I just don't understand how you can leave a public restroom without washing up?!?!?! I would be totally fixated on the grossness of my hands the rest of the day.
Dr-No Dr-No 8 years
I find a lot of people opt for the instant hand sanitizer in the bathroom instead of soap. I think that's gross, too. The "junk" is still on your hands! (never mind the people that walk out without cleaning of any sort!)
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
The majority of my female coworkers leave the restroom without washing their hands. Nastiness!
foxie foxie 8 years
UGH I want to scream (whilst vomiting) when I'm in the bathroom and someone leaves without washing their hands. Just as annoying are those people who think running their hands under water for 1.5 seconds is sufficient. People are so grody.
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