Handy Facts

Typically there are between 10,000 and 10 million bacteria on each hand. Damp hands spread 1,000 times more germs than dry hands. The number of germs on your fingertips doubles after you use the toilet. Bacteria 40 million years old have been extracted and successfully grown from a fossilised bee. In 1918 more people died…

Children Washing Hands

For the children of the future, adults act now

On the 15th of October Global Handwashing Day was launched, supported by the United Nations. It was aimed at young children to learn of the true impacts hygiene has on our world. It’s message: ‘simply wet, lather and rinse’. Perhaps in future years they will add ‘avoid contaminated touchpoints’ to emphasise the need to accept…