Bosnians and Herzegovinians have the best hygiene habits, according to a recent Gallup poll.
As many as 96 percent of BiH’s residents wash their hands regularly, followed by Turks (94%). These high results undoubtedly refer to the Islamic process of washing hands (mouth, nostrils, hands, heads and feet) as a means of ritual purification, for example before prayer.
Other Balkan nations have also taken a high place – Kosovars are on par with the Greeks at 85%, followed by Romanians (84%), Serbs (83%) and residents of Northern Macedonia (82%).
They were joined by the Portuguese at the top of the list (85%). But who cares the least about hygiene? Surprise: it’s the Dutch. As this research shows, half of all Dutch people do not wash their hands with soap on their return from the bathroom.
By now, many offices, schools and other buildings have educated people on the importance of washing their hands to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and have placed numerous hand sanitizer stations all around for people to use.
Both hand sanitizer and soap are helpful in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. But is one more effective than the other?
An experiment was conducted by Business Insider, comparing how clean hands get using hand sanitizer and soap.
Using a cream called Glo-Germ and a UV light, something also done by actress Kristen Bell, the publication posted pictures illustrating how hand-washing with soap is more effective.
Washing hands is usually better at removing grime that bugs can cling to and possibly feed on, according to the New York Post.
Business Insider also said there was a marked difference in the photos between a 15-second wash and a 30-second wash with soap.
Many health officials agree that hand sanitizer is good to use, especially for those who suffer from things such as asthma and emphysema, or for people who don’t have quick access to a sink or bathroom.
But if you have time to do a thorough hand-washing, that is widely thought of as the best option, according to Clikorlando.