Fist Bumps and High Fives Healthier than Handshakes

Greeting with a fist bump spreads less germs than a handshake
Researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences in Wales have this week advised the general public on the bacterial dangers of the humble handshake. The gesture has been used since ancient Greece, as a greeting, an expression of friendship or a mode of congratulation. In the centuries since, it has become a common practice across the world.

In the last fifty years especially, media coverage and education on the danger of pandemics has become widespread. And as a result, society has made excellent progress designing systems and practices to avoid cross-infection in everyday life. Hence, the rise of the tiny bottles of hand sanitizer and protective masks now being


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One Response to Fist Bumps and High Fives Healthier than Handshakes

  1. How about being more diligent washing our hands? :-)

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