Handwashing Gets Results - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Handwashing Gets Results

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Study of 305 Detroit students who washed four times a day:

  • 24% fewer colds and 51% less stomach upset.

Minnesota daycare-teachers helped the kids wash their hands every morning when they arrived and the staff disinfected all area parents may have touched.

  • Result was 50% fewer illnesses at daycare.

Another Minnesota school has begun using foam soap.

  • Result is 75% increase in handwashing rates.


(Source: 2006 Minnesota Handwashing Tool Kit)

Updated Monday, 03-Oct-2016 10:26:16 CDT