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You touch your face 23 times an hour

The entire point behind the exhortation to wash your hands every 20 minutes is to prevent the coronavirus pathogen from getting inside your body via your face when you touch your nose, eyes or mouth. But how many times do we really touch our faces? You’ll be surprised what some studies have found
GUARD YOUR FACE AND YOU CAN PROTECT AGAINST COVID-19
No matter how frequently you wash your hands, it’s often not enough to prevent passing an infection into your system. The best preventive measure is to avoid touching your face as much as possible. But not touching our face is easier said than done, because it is something we do without even being aware of it, studies show

MEDICAL STUDENTS TOUCHED THEIR FACES 23 TIMES IN AN HOUR
A trusted source observed 26 medical students at a university in Australia only to discover they touched their faces 23 times in an hour. The 2015 study found that almost half of the face touches involved the mouth, nose, or eyes, which are the easiest pathways for viruses and bacteria to enter our bodies
IN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT, PEOPLE TOUCH THEIR FACE 16 TIMES/HOUR
A 2008 study quantifying the hand-to-face contact rate and its potential application in predicting respiratory tract infection found that office-goers, too, are high on touching their face. It was found in a group of 10 subjects who were each observed alone in an office environment for 3 hours, that they touched their face an average of 16 times per hour
MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS EQUALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO TOUCHING THE FACE
In 2014, group of medical professionals, who should know better, were found to touch their face an average of 19 times in a two-hour period while also being inconsistent about observing proper hand hygiene
Source: www.ajicjournal.org, media reports

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