Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes

  • July 30, 2014

New study findings published in the American Journal of Infection Control suggest that fist bumps are more hygienic a greeting than shaking hands.

“People rarely think about the health implications of shaking hands,” Dave Whitworth, PhD, senior lecturer at Aberystwyth University in Wales, said in a press release. “If the general public could be encouraged to fist bump, there is genuine potential to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.”

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