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Washing hands after the use of toilet or work are preached by the medical community in order to avoid infections and another transformable disease. Counting the currency notes is also a big common source through which the germs, virus and bacteria can travel from person to person and region to region. To observe the hand washing activities, BBC  published a comprehensive report based on a study conducted over the hand washing habits of 3000 people.

Only 10% left the toilets without washing their hand. 33 % washed their hands after using the toilet but did not use soap. According to the researchers from Brazil and the US, we touch our face and other surfaces about 3.3 times per hour in average. We take our hands to our nose and mouth 3.6 times per hour in average.

According to a research, more than 80% of diseases affect us due to dirty hands. In Islamic studies, washing hands before every eating is a mandatory responsibility. Washing hands after every eating is also mandatory. The difference between washing hands before and after the eating is that you do not need to dry your hands before eating and after eating, hands should be dried up with a towel or other clean cloth.

It is also a must to wash hands after using the toilet in any case. Islam strictly prohibits to eat or drink without washing your hands after using the toilet. Before going to prayer, a person must wash his hands, mouth, nose, feet in the prescribed manner with given instructions.  Trendock offers an exclusive article on the side effects of alcohol.


The UN recommends that to avoid most diseases, hand wash must be practiced and it should be made a habit. Researchers have also found that currency notes carry enormous amounts of germs. These germs are transported to other cities and even countries with the same germs. Therefore, currency dealers, cashiers and other related professional must take special care of their hand wash.