London, Oct 18 (ANI): One in 29 people in France only take a shower once a week, a shocking new survey has revealed.
The study into French washing habits also found that one in five do not shower every day, the Daily Mail reported.
On the other end of the scale, 11.5 percent of French men and women shower several times daily.
Hand washing, too, is "not always a priority for the French," according to pollster BVA, which was commissioned to carry out the survey by hygiene product company Tork.
One eighth of those questioned said that they didn't bother washing their hands after going to the toilet, and 45 percent admitted they didn't scrub up after being on public transport even though 54 percent thought buses and trains were "the dirtiest objects in daily life."
More than one in five said that they didn't wash their hands before sitting down for a meal.
The bath is in decline with only 18 percent of French people who take one once a week and 61 percent who say they do not bathe frequently.
However, the French are more aware of hygiene when they are cooking - 86.6 percent say they always wash their hands before preparing food.
Young people are also less concerned about cleaning toilets than their elders: from 18 to 34 years, 18.9 percent cleaned the toilet every day, against 44.9 per cent for those aged 50 to 64 years and 58.7 per cent of those over 65. (ANI)