Mr. John Discovers 78% of Americans Wash Their Hands

February 10, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
February 10, 2015 - In a recent survey of over 1,000 Americans from across the country, the portable sanitation service suppliers at Mr. John have discovered that over ¾ of the country claims they wash their hands after every bathroom use. Their survey revealed some interesting trends into the hygiene habits of Americans.

One interesting trend that emerged from the results is that women seemed to respond yes more so than men. While 73% of men responded that they do wash their hands after every restroom use, an astounding 83% of females claimed they practiced good hygiene habits.

Gender was not the only difference uncovered by the portable sanitation team at Mr. John, as age seemed to play a role in the hand washing habits of Americans. According to the survey results, hygiene habits better with age, as nearly 86% of respondents 55 and older claimed to wash their hands regularly after using the restroom.

However, there are still Americans who overlook the importance of proper hand washing. In fact, a recent study by USA Today found that only 5% of Americans are washing their hands effectively enough to kill germs and bacteria. Even if you do wash your hands regularly, it won't have any effect if you aren't following proper hand washing procedure. Follow the instructions ( from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to learn the best practices of good hygiene and hand washing.

No matter what your age or your gender may be, routine hand washing is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. Throughout the day, your skin collects germs on the surfaces you come in contact with, and many of these surfaces may be more prone to germs than you think. For instance, while a toilet handle can carry as much as 40,000 germs per square inch, your computer's keyboard can carry up to five times that amount.

According to the CDC, you should wash your hands while preparing food, before eating, after helping someone who is sick, after cleaning, and after using the restroom. If soap isn't available, try using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to help combat the spread of disease-carrying bacteria. However, keep in mind that hand sanitizer should not be used as a replacement to hand soap.

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The team at Mr. John believes you should never sacrifice your hygiene, no matter where you are. That's why they are proud to be Western Pennsylvania's largest supplier of portable sanitation services, helping keep Greater Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas practice good hygiene since the 1960s. For more information on how Mr. John can help you maintain a healthy style of living, please visit

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