Reminders in the bathroom may help men practice better hygiene
Bathroom reminders may help men wash hands
7:37 AM, Jan 14, 2013
7:53 AM, Jan 14, 2013
Here's a story that can offer hope and gross you out at the same time. Researchers at Michigan State University, asked men about hand washing upon leaving the restroom. The men said they washed their hands 75 percent of the time.
The researchers next posted signs in men's restrooms that read "4 out of 5 Males Wash Their Hands," with pictures of students wearing Michigan State University hats. The signs included details about proper hand-washing.
According to Health Day News, the team then tracked hand-washing by restroom users and interviewed them after they left. With the signs in place, the men were more likely to wash their hands (86 percent of them did) and run the water longer compared to when the signs weren't there.
Perhaps the next step could be a sign telling men to put the seat down.