People don’t wash hands on television

Tracy Hughes has a bone to pick with television shows.

People rarely wash their hands

Hughes writes in British Columbia’s Salmon Arm Observer that,

on medical dramas, you almost never see hand-washing unless it is a top-notch surgeon scrubbing up before he goes into the operating room and a nurse whispers some tragic secret to him just before he has to complete the first-ever super-duper, resection of the quadruple nerve -ending bypass.

What really gets Hughes is the number of scenes that place characters in washrooms and they don’t wash — even after they use the toilet.

I agree. When we looked at TV chefs a few years ago, very few washed their hands. There was a food safety infraction on average every four minutes.