Don’t be a bum,wash off the scum

Hand-wash

Hand washing has become a must in these days of Corona Virus scare.Sadly many people are not aware of the exact method.

Any idea how much time it takes ?

Just 15 seconds of your time,which can save your precious life

Did you know….

Washing hands prevents illness and spread of infections to others. Hand washing with soap removes germs from hands.This helps prevent infections because..

1.People frequently touch their eyes,nose and mouth without even realizing it. Germs can get into the body through the eyes,nose and mouth and make us sick.

2.Germs from unwashed hands can get into foods and drinks and while people prepare or consume them.Germs can multiply in some types of foods or drinks,under certain conditions and make people sick.

3.Germs from the unwashed hands can be transferred to other objects,like hand rails,table tops,or toys and then transferred to another persons hands.

4.Removing germs through hand washing ,therefore helps prevent diarrhea and respiratory infections and may even help prevent skin & eye infections

Why hand washing education is important ?

Teaching people about hand washing helps them and their communities to stay healthy.Hand washing education in the community:
  • Reduces the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 23-40%
  • Reduces diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune system by 58%
  • Reduces respiratory illness,like colds in general population by 16-21%
  • Reduces absenteeism due to gastrointestinal illness in school children by 29-57%

Source-https://www.cdc.gov/

How to wash your hands (the right way) ?

  1. Wet your hands with warm running water before you get to the soap.
  2. Rub you hands together to make as many bubbles as you can.
  3. Make sure the bubbles get all over the front and back of your hands,between your fingers and under your nails.Try to rub your hands for at least 15 seconds.
  4. Rinse all the bubbles off under the warm running water.
  5. Dry your hands with a clean towel,paper towel or air dryer,
  6. If you get something gross on your hands and you don’t have a soap & water,hand sanitizers or wipes can help.

Source-Canadian Consumer Specialty Products association

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6 thoughts on “Don’t be a bum,wash off the scum

  1. Source: soap manufacturers. 😀 😀

    They’re still absolutely correct though. What gets me is if you look at the statistics, the seasonal flu really is killing more people, even in Italy. NOW we have a panic over a thus far much less dangerous but far more well publicized disease, and hand washing is fashionable. I’d wager a good number of those flu deaths would be prevented by hand washing and similar steps also.

    I’m actually big on hand washing. Primarily because restaurant workers are so bad about it in my city that it’s almost impossible to go out and eat without getting some form of mild (or worse) food poisoning. Our area of town has numerous restaurants and I can name 4 I feel safe eating at.

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    1. Thank you Silk Cords.It all boils down to basic personal hygiene,unfortunately none willing to listen or undertake religiously.
      Majority don’t know the meaning of personal hygiene.
      Less said better about the hygiene of the restaurants and you rightly mentioned ,one can easily count the good restaurants in the city.
      Society suffers for the carelessness / irresponsible behaviors of the people.

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