According to recent statistics, the Czechs are some of the cleanest in Europe. Three-fifths of the Czechs spend half an hour a day on personal hygiene, only 47% of Europeans spend more than half an hour on personal hygiene.
The Poles and Italians rank after the Czechs on the hygiene spectrum. The least personal time spent on hygiene was found to be the Norwegians, the Netherlands, and the Belgians according to an international comparison and survey by Geberit, in cooperation with GfK. 76% of Czechs do not neglect personal hygiene and eight out of ten Czechs shower at least once a day.
According to experts this also contributes to the fact that children are increasing their hygienic habits in nurseries. Czechs also contribute to their homes cleanliness. Having cleaning women is no longer a sign of wealthy households, cleaning fees are available even for the so-called middle class.
The Czechs spend about 1,500 CZK per person on laundry. After eating, 57% of households wash their dishes. Only a small percentage of households collect dirty dishes in the sink. In comparison with Europe, the Czechs produce little garbage, on average only 307 kilograms of waste per person per year. A World Health Day (WHO) survey said that about one hundred thousand Czechs (one percent) forget to wash their hands after using the toilet. Roughly 29% wash their hands after petting an animal.
According to WHO, 80% of infections are spread through dirty hands diseases such as Hepatitis A, salmonellosis, various diarrheal and respiratory diseases can be spread through touch. Shopping cart handles, public transportation, door handles, coins, cash, phones, credit cards, keyboards and other places can be home to various germs and bacteria. Soap and water can save our health, say health workers, and being clean can prevent you from catching bacteria.