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Men's Dirty Washroom Secret

Posted - Jun. 4, 2004 at 12:40 p.m.

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You may want to think long and hard before you shake a guy's hand next time.

A new survey reveals that nearly 20 percent of men don't bother to wash their hands with soap after using the facilities in public restrooms.

Women are far more hygienic only 7.4 percent don't wash after flushing.

The figures are based on Hunter College students' observations of more than 2,000 people in public restrooms throughout the Big Apple. Bill Hoffmann

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