Throughout the day one can accumulate germs
on their hands from a variety of sources,
such as direct contact with people,
contaminated surfaces, foods,
even animals and animal waste.
According to a survey by the Food and Drink Federation,
over half of teenagers do not wash their hands
after going to the toilet or before eating.
Most people--including children and adults do not wash
their hands as often or as well as needed.
Many people don't practice this habit as often as they
should - even after using the toilet.
If we don't wash our hands frequently enough,
we can infect ourselves with these germs
by touching our eyes, nose or mouth.
We can spread these germs to others by touching them
or by touching surfaces that they also touch,
such as doorknobs.
Clean hands save lives.
It is a well-known fact that
is effective in preventing the spread of respiratory viruses
and greatly reduces the spread of many diseases.
Hand Washing is the single most important means
of preventing the spread of infection.
Hand washing is a simple habit
that can help keep us healthy.
⚠️ Keeping our hands clean
is one of the most important, effective, and inexpensive
steps we can take to avoid getting sick
and spreading germs to others.
Washing hands with soap and water
is the best way to reduce the number of germs
on your hands in most situations.
Most people have a vague idea that hand washing is
important, many don’t have a grasp on the facts.
We’ve put together a few interesting
and shocking facts about hand washing so you can see
why practicing proper hand hygiene is so vitally important.
clean, running water for 20 seconds.
- Before, during, and after preparing food
- Before eating food
- Before and after caring for someone who is sick
- Before and after treating a cut or wound
- After using the restroom
- After changing diapers
- After cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
- After handling pet food or pet treats
- After touching garbage
- Hand washing is basic to food safety,
- personal health, and disease prevention.
Proper hand hygiene is the best way to mitigate exposure to cold and flu, and the spread of germs, bacteria and viruses.
Washing hands with the appropriate soap and water is the first line of defense.
Many illnesses can be avoided if adults, children and caretakers simply wash their hands correctly.
Wash your hands thoroughly after your business.
Make washing your hands the FIRST THING you do when you return home from any activity outside the house.
Make it a regular practice to wash your hands as soon as you come in the door.
- *Prepare or eat food
- *Treat a cut or a wound
Wash your hands after you...
- Go to the bathroom.
ALWAYS wash your hands before leaving the toilet.
- On your way out, for personal hygiene, use a paper towel to grip the door handle if possible (because we will never train everyone to wash their hands) or, in public facilities, elbow through when somebody opens the door from outside.
Wash your hands after you:
- *Handle uncooked foods, (particularly raw meat,
poultry or fish)
- *Change your children's diapers
- *Blow your nose, cough, or sneeze
- *Play with your pet animals
- *Play/Work in the garden
- *Take out the rubbish
Of course, it's always important to wash your hands... whenever they look or feel dirty.
A simple way to stay healthy...
A daily routine of hand washing, using hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available, and skin conditioner can keep your hands free of contagious germs and bacteria and moist, and most importantly, keep you free of the sickly grip of influenza.
As the Centers for Disease Controls note, hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
much time or effort,