Dry hands are 1,000 times safer than damp hands; or so say PR types

What Would Don Draper Do? He’d reject the crappy ad copy, leave it to his underlings if necessary, and walk away. After a large glass of whiskey.

Mike Kapalko, SCA Tissue`s Environmental & Tork Services Manager says,

"Our hands touch 300 different surfaces every 30 minutes. And, according to the CDC, up to 40 percent of Americans could contract the H1N1 virus through 2010.
So properly washing and, equally important, effectively drying your hands is a simple way of dramatically decreasing your risk of being infected. As a leader in
hygienic solutions, Tork provides businesses and consumers with handwashing resources such as posters and educational videos through our website."

The press release says damp hands spread 1,000 times more germs than dry hands2.

This is the reference:

2Patrick, D.R., Findon, G., Miller, T.E., Epidemiology and Infection

That’s not a reference.

“It is therefore as important to dry your hands as it is to wash them carefully with soap and warm water.”

Nah, water temperature doesn’t matter much either.

How hard is it to get it right?


The ham you can eat in a bathroom: Jon Hamm’s John Ham

Who is that Hamm dude? He hosted Saturday Night Live, on Saturday, and his show, Mad Men, wrapped up Sunday night.

Included was a sketch for the fast-paced lifestyle, the one of eating on the run. Or with the runs. Jon’s ham is on a roll in the bathroom across from the toilet paper. Sounds like listeria; or a new market for Maple Leaf Foods Inc., which posted a third-quarter loss this morning of $12.9 million.  Order now, and receive a free mustard soap. And remember, "if it feels like a slice of ham, don’t wipe your ass with it."