Germophobia ups anti-bacterial sales

Chris Wheal
cleaning products
cleaning products

Easter bank holiday signals the start of the spring cleaning season and 7.3 million Brits (14%) claim to be more concerned about germs than they used to be and as many as 16% of Brits worry about germs in the home.

Consumer research firm Mintel says nearly half (46%) of Brits regularly use antibacterial hand wash - and 16% carry hand sanitizer with them most of the time.