Why are commercial hand sanitizers and commercial lawn mowers used by Indians so much?
Commercial hand sanizers and lawn mowing machines have been used by the Indian population for over a century.
A recent study by The Hindu found that the hand sanizer is used by about two million Indians a day in India and about 200 million of those are the elderly.
However, as the use of commercial hand washing machines has increased, the usage of commercial lawn machines has also increased.
The Hindu found out how the machines are used.
A study conducted by the Institute of Medical Sciences of the Government of Tamil Nadu (TELCOM) has found that about 20 percent of India’s population is exposed to the harmful bacteria through commercial machines and that the prevalence of germs in commercial machines is around 20 percent.
In addition, the germs are found in commercial handwashing machines.
According to the TELCOM, commercial handwashes have become the mainstay of household hygiene, as their use has increased from about 10 percent in the early 1900s to about 60 percent in 2010.
This is because, the study said, the use has declined over the last five years due to the introduction of various consumer and health-related products in India.
While the use and prevalence of the germ in commercial handswashes is similar to commercial lawns, the prevalence in commercial mowers is significantly higher, it said.
The report also found that while about half of Indian households are using hand sanitized commercial machines, about one in three households are not.
“As the use rate of commercial mowing is about one-third of that of hand washing, it is reasonable to assume that the use rates of hand sanities and commercial mower have remained constant since the introduction in the 1950s,” the study concluded.
Experts told The Hindu that commercial mowers are used by around half of households, and there is no evidence to suggest that their use is declining.