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Dirty Hands Could be Making Australian Kids Ill
Date:6/3/2010

Half of mums unaware of optimum time for handwashing; 86% unconcerned about the toys that harbour germs.

Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) June 3, 2010 -- A survey out today by Lifebuoy Handwash reveals that half of Australian mums are unaware of the optimum time that should be spent on cleaning childrens hands, resulting in children not being taught proper handwashing techniques. The survey, conducted by Lifebuoy handwash, shows that whilst many mums are increasingly worried about germs impacting on health, over 50% do not realise that experts recommend washing hands for a minimum 20 seconds to kill germs effectively. In fact, Lifebuoy found a staggering 77% of children are not washing their hands for long enough to achieve optimum protection.

Lifebuoy, the world’s number one-selling, germ-killing hand wash, which launched in Australia this month, commissioned the survey of over 1,000 mums as part of a campaign to get Australian families to wash their hands properly. Experts agree that proper handwashing is one of the easiest and most effective ways of preventing illness.

“The hands are a common way to spread germs,” says family doctor and medical broadcaster Dr. John D’Arcy. “It’s also important to understand that germs are carried on every day household items, like a favourite toy. To remove them from our hands a good

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