UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 'UAE residents told to clean up their act'
Posted: May 31st, 2012 - 12:56pm
Source: 7 days in Dubai
UAE residents have been told to wash away their dirty habits and stop the spread of disease.
The message from health experts comes after a survey revealed that half of us claim to be too busy to wash our hands and one in four only scrub them when they look or feel dirty.
Twenty-four per cent of the 1,000 respondents said they don’t even freshen their fingers before cooking. The findings of research into the personal hygiene habits of people in the UAE and Saudi Arabia were revealed yesterday ahead of the launch of an Arab Hygiene Council.
The council will begin its task today, targeting folk with grubby fingers. “Hand washing could save more lives than a single vaccine or medical intervention,” said Professor John Oxford, the chairman of the Global Hygiene Council in Dubai yesterday.