bacteria and fingernails

lamb L.A.M.Buisman at
Sun Apr 9 15:00:30 EST 2000

As far as I know artificial nails are discouraged because they make
handwashing ineffective.
There is one convincing report here


Jeffrey Roberts wrote:

> I am trying to locate some studies on bacteria growth under artificial
> nails in a hospital setting. I have some but nothing very indepth. Does
> anyone know a good place to look? I am writing a policy for a hospital
> to eliminate wearing artificial nails and need more documentation.
> Thanks in advance.
> Tera

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