UCL News


Wash hands six times a day to cut infection risk by a third

20 May 2020

A UCL study has shown that washing hands 6-10 times a day can reduce the risk of a person developing a virus. UCL PhD researcher Sarah Beale (UCL Institute of Health Informatics) explains this study supports UK government’s public health messaging to wash hands regularly.

Read: BBC, More: Telegraph (£), Daily Mail, ITV NewsIndependent, MirrorEvening Standard, Sun, Yahoo! News, iNews, Express and Star, UCL NewsSky NewsMetroWatch: BBC News’ Breakfast programme (from 10 mins, 28 secs)