Here is an obvious fact: people use their hands a lot! Think about it. You wake up, turn the lights on, wash your face, brush (and therefore hold) your toothbrush and open the door knob when leaving the house. Later you will hold the driving wheel, shake hands, use your computer, cellphone and TV, pet a dog, hold your kid and of course EAT – and all is done with your hands.
Through our hands we may be infected or spread diseases like flu, viruses, stomach bugs, food poisoning and others. Washing hands will not prevent the spreading but for sure will reduce the chances for it. The action is very simple – wash your hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer. Do it at least:
– Before making or eating food.
– After you use the toilet.
– After you blow your nose or sneeze.
– After you pet your dog or cat, including feeding and cleaning their waste.
– After taking out the garbage.
– After you take care of someone who’s sick.
– After changing a diaper or help your child use the toilet.
– And if you are sick, wash your hands often and try to avoid touching things other people touch as much as you can.
Keep clean and be healthy! :]