Hand hy­giene worth singing about

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWSFRONT -

IF you want to make sure you have washed your hands prop­erly, try singing Happy Birthday twice as you do it. Bri­tish sci­en­tists say re­mov­ing all the germs takes 20 sec­onds at the sink — long enough to re­peat the song. Fail­ing to kill bac­te­ria by thor­ough wash­ing is driv­ing Bri­tain’s su­per­bug cri­sis, the UK’s Royal Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal So­ci­ety warns. A sur­vey found 84 per cent of Brits did not wash hands for long enough.

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