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Fact Sources

  • In 2013, the Australian economy lost $11.4 billion in GDP due to poor office Hygiene.
    -CEBR research paper conducted on behalf of Initial Hygiene

  • 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 the Workplace 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 Autralian Washroom Survey

  • 1 in 2 office workers indicated that a washroom without hand soap is unhygienic.
    -Great Australia Washroom Survey