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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:

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

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