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Germs on one's hands can accumulate from many
sources during the day, including direct contact
with people, contaminated surfaces, meals, and
even animals and animal excrement.
According to a Food and Drink Federation poll,
more than half of our youth do not wash their hands
after using the restroom or before eating.
Most people, including children and adults, do not
wash their hands as often or as thoroughly as they
should. Many people don't practice this habit as
frequently as they should, even after using the
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 touching surfaces that they also touched,
such as doorknobs.
The old adage that
"Cleanliness is next to godliness"
now has scientific backing!
Handwashing, according to a recent Reuters news article,
Clean hands save lives.
is well known for its effectiveness in preventing the
spread of respiratory viruses and considerably
reducing the spread of many diseases.
Hand washing is the single most significant
method of preventing the spread of infection.
Hand washing is a simple habit that can help
keep us healthy.
⚠️ Keeping our hands clean
One of the most important steps we can take to
avoid getting sick and transferring germs to
others is to keep our hands clean. By not washing
hands with soap and clean, running water, many
diseases and illnesses are spread.
In most cases, washing hands with soap and
water is the greatest way to reduce the amount
of bacteria on them. If soap and water are not
available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
instead. In some cases, alcohol-based hand
sanitizers can quickly reduce the amount of
bacteria on hands, although sanitizers do not
remove all types of germs.
Most people have a vague idea that hand washing
is important, but many are unaware of the facts.
We've compiled a list of fascinating and alarming
facts about hand washing so you can see why basic
hand hygiene is so important.
Unwashed hands serve as a
superhighway for germs to move,
allowing for the rapid spread of
diseases and disorders. The
easiest approach to stop the super
germ highway is to wash your
hands for 20 seconds with soap
and clean, running water.
When is it appropriate to wash
- Before, during, and after food preparation
- Prior to eating food
- Before and after caring for someone who is sick
- Prior to and following the care a cut or wound
- After using the restroom
- After changing diapers
- Following the cleaning up a child who has used the
- 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 essential for
maintaining food safety, personal
health, and disease prevention.
Hand cleanliness is the most effective technique to
reduce exposure to colds and flu, as well as the
transfer of germs, bacteria, and viruses.
The first line of protection
is to wash hands with
soap and water.
Many infections can be
avoided by properly washing
the hands of adults, children,
After you've completed your procedure,
thoroughly wash your hands.
When you get home from any activity
outside the house, make washing your
hands the FIRST THING you do.
Make it a habit to wash your hands as
soon as you walk in the door.
Wash your hands before you...
*Prepare or consume food
*Treat a cut or a wound
*Treat a cut or a wound
Wash your hands after you...
Go to the bathroom.
ALWAYS wash your hands before leaving
- 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, (especially
- 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 a good idea to wash your hands...
whenever they appear or feel unclean.
A simple way to
A daily routine of hand washing,
using hand sanitizer in the absence
of soap and water, and applying
skin conditioner can keep your
hands free of contagious germs
and bacteria, and moist, and most
importantly, free of the sickening
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 transferring germs to others.