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Gender differences in handwashing

The battle of genders has taken another turn. The Bradley Corporation conducted a study in 2013 and found some interesting results. The survey showed that women are more likely than males to wash hands. In fact, 78% of the female respondents said that they always wash their hands after using a public restroom. Only 60% of men finish the trip to the restroom with a thorough hand washing. The main reason men didn't wash? No soap in the restroom.

The Journal of Environmental Health found that only 50% of men used soap when they washed hands, compared to 79% of women.

Learn more about washing your hands and improving your health.

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