Hand hygiene of the hand hygiene market is an act wherein people maintain clean hands. This is done by washing hands with water and soap to get rid of dirty substances and impurities. Maintaining hand hygiene is very significant for healthy existence of humans. It is applicable in all kinds of organizations, such as homes, schools, hospitals, and workplaces. Increased hand washing helps avoid several illnesses, like influenza, tuberculosis, measles and chicken pox and pushes further demand for the hand hygiene market.
Growing awareness about these illnesses and increased demand for staying safe and clean are vital factors driving the hand hygiene market. Hand hygiene also guards people from various diseases that spread via coming in physical contact with others or fecal-oral path. Maintaining hand hygiene in any environment comprises using various products, like detergents and soaps, antiseptic rubs and hand antiseptic fluids. This is done to keep away from dirt by rubbing, washing and drying.
Healthcare-linked infections around the globe have been rising. It is very necessary to maintain hand hygiene to take care of such infections. Also, as per the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), one in 25 patients in the United States contracts an infection in the hospital. Such hospital-acquired infections may be very dangerous and can lead to various intricacies. Hand hygiene is the best way to avoid such infections and come out clean.
The hand hygiene market can be sliced on the basis of two categories. These are products and geographies. The products sector consists of soaps, hand wash, detergents, rubs, antiseptic wipes and others. North America dominates the hand hygiene market and occupies the biggest share. Europe, Asia Pacific and rest of the world follow North America.
Information Source: Hexa Research