One in three Oz men dont wash their hands in public loos!

November 30th, 2007 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin  

Sydney, Nov 30 (ANI): Australian men are not that appealing when it comes to their personal hygiene, for a new survey has found that nearly a third of them do not wash their hands after using public toilets.

According to the survey, carried out by electrical manufacturer Dyson and Woolcott Research, almost one in three men and 10 per cent of women polled didnt have the habit of scrubbing their hands after using the facilities.

The poll also discovered that 61 per cent of respondents aged between 16 and 24 said that public toilets were unclean, but still did not wash their hands as often as other age groups.

Among the above 55-years age group, just a third of respondents thought that public toilets were unhygienic.

However, for those who said that they washed their hands, only 24 per cent actually dried them completely afterwards, reports

Most respondents said that they were not aware of the fact that wet hands were 1000 times more likely to draw bacteria.

About 68 per cent of respondents said that they found waiting for their hands to dry under drying machines frustrating, while nearly half said that they wipe their hands on their clothes instead.

The shortage of paper towels was the most common reason why respondents did not dry their hands.

Dyson released the survey results at a launch for its new Airblade hand dryer in Sydney. (ANI)

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