Fact Sources

Hygiene Claim/Fact Source
80% of office workers still come to work even though they’re showing flu-like symptoms. UK Initial Hygiene
Flushing of a toilet gives rise to a cloud of tiny water droplets, which potentially contains micro-organisms associated with urine and faecal matter that can be spread to a distance of 10 metres. UK Initial Hygiene
After a toilet has been flushed, over 1 million bacteria stay alive until the next flush and gastric can be caught from a previous visitor. UK Initial Hygiene
50% of office workers say concerns with hygiene in their washroom affects their productivity. Great Australian Washroom Survey
3 in 4 office workers say poor hygiene indicates their employer doesn’t care about them. Charles Gerber, Germs in theWorkplace Study, University of Arizona, 2004.
4 in 5 people believe that poor odour in a washroom makes it very unhygienic. Great Australian Washroom Survey
1 in 4 people don’t wash their hands every time they visit the bathroom. UK Initial Hygiene
Bacteria can stay alive on hands for up to 3 hours. UK Initial Hygiene
Contaminated hands transfer viruses to more than five surfaces or 14 other objects. UK Initial Hygiene
80% of infections are spread through hand contact. UK Initial Hygiene
Damp hands spread 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands. UK Initial Hygiene
That some of your customers, employees and visitor may have to regularly inject medication to manage conditions such as:
- HRT/Menopause
- MS
- Diabetes
Various online sources:
- msaustralia.org.au
- diabetesaustralia.com.au
An adult can typically inhale between 5,000 and 50,000 micro-organisms every day. Imagine if some of these contained the flu virus. UK Initial Hygiene
4 in 5 office workers believe that poor odour makes it very unhygienic. Great Australian Washroom Survey
97% of office workers have worried about urine left on the seat from a previous visitor. Great Australian Washroom Survey
1 in 2 office workers indicated that a washroom without hand soap is unhygienic. Great Australian Washroom Survey

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