Fist Bump Versus Handshake
Forget shaking hands, fist bumps are the way to go!
At least according to a new study from the Department of Surgery/School of Medicine at West Virginia University, published in the Journal of Hospital Infection. The pilot study found that even after handwashing, 80% of people still had disease-causing bacteria on their hands after a traditional handshake.
The fist bump replacing a handshake has a dual purpose: a) to limit the length of exposure and b) reduce total area of exposure. The initial study findings indicate the fist bump accomplishes both of these.
Or you could just do what one well known former Sioux Falls resident and germaphobe used to do- -he would offer you his elbow to shake!