Sunday, November 05, 2006

Note to the Foot Flushers

This NYTimes articles, Germs Never Sleep, makes a very good point in this piece on the measures people take to avoid germs:

"But some of the resulting behavior makes no sense, Mr. Sleeper said. The company’s studies have found bathroom users covering their fingers in toilet paper before flushing and using more tissue to open stall doors, even though there is almost no health reason to do so, because their next stop is the sink to wash their hands with soap and water."

Resource: The CDC's Handwashing Guidelines, just in time for flu season. When's the last time you washed your hands for a full 20 seconds, as the guidelines recommend?

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Blogger Ivy, the Great and Powerful said...

Well, yeah, but I still *have* to flush a toilet that someone else has left unflushed with my foot. It's my OCDness striking, hehe.

4:31 PM  

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