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)