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Not washing your hands after going to the toilet is the number one bad habit annoying the UK’s mums. In efforts to keep their families safe from germs, eight out of 10 mums ranked it as their top unhygienic habit.

Other dislikes trying the patience of the country’s mums aiming to improve the personal hygiene in their households are not washing hands before eating (68%) and nose picking (64%). Other distasteful habits picked up in a national poll commissioned by AF International, Europe’s leading manufacturer of PC, office equipment and multi-media cleaning products, were toe nail clippings left in the lounge, picking feet, kissing pets and taking cookery books and laptops into the toilet.

Whilst exposure to germs is beneficial in helping to build up the bodies’ immunity to disease and illness,...

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