15 March 2020

 

DISEASE CONTROL RESEARCH SHOWS 80% OF INFECTIONS TRANSMITTED BY THE HANDS

Cleanliness plays a crucial role in protecting our health and well-being. By focusing on cleaning methods and the control and prevention of COVID-19, we can significantly reduce the risk of contagions and stop the further spread of disease.

 

Why You Need to Regularly Clean Your Hands

 

Let’s look at some important facts about hand cleaning. These details will help you see why hand washing is critical to the prevention of disease.

 

  1. According to the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, you should spend at least 20 minutes cleaning your hands.
  2. Don’t just wash them, but scrub beneath the fingernails, on the front and back of the hands, and between the fingers. That is the best way to remove the microbes, grease, or dirt that builds up during the day.
  3. Dry your hands gently but thoroughly and use a paper towel to touch the door handle when exiting a public restroom.

 

Nothing Replaces the Use of Soap and Water for Getting Rid of Germs

 

Remember that a sanitizer will not clean your hands or help if your hands are visibly dirty. Using the product only supports your efforts when your hands are relatively clean.

 

When to Wash Your Hands

 

Always wash your hands before and after eating or preparing food. You should also clean your hands every time you floss or before you breast feed. Hand washing is crucial too after you sneeze or cough or are caring for someone who is sick or has a cold.

 

Wash your hands when taking care of pets, applying first aid, or sharing objects. Anytime you handle garbage bags or animal waste, you should wash your hands.Making a conscientious effort to wash your hands not only will prevent illness, it will make you aware of what you need to do to safeguard your own health as well as the health of others.