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This figure is comprised of two infographics from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society showing the findings of their 2016 hand washing survey. The following findings are included; 84% of British adults don’t wash their hands for long enough. Washing your hands properly takes 20 seconds. 21% of people don’t always wash their hands after using the toilet. 65% of people don’t always wash their hands before eating. 32% of people don’t always wash their hands before preparing food.

 2.3 The role of hand washing in reducing the spread of bacteria