We all know you’re supposed to wash your hands, but is anyone really doing it? And what if that soap you’re lathering up with is hazardous to your health? Get the down and dirty on all things hand washing right here.
1. 95 percent of the people secretly observed in a public bathroom didn’t wash their hands properly and that 7 percent of women and 15 percent of men didn’t wash their hands at all.
2. Women wash their hands significantly more often, use soap more often and wash longer than men.
3. A 2013 undercover study found only 5 percent of people was their hands correctly.
4. Researchers in London estimate that if everyone routinely washed their hands, a million deaths a year could be prevented.
5. Using soap and water to wash hands is more effective than water alone because the surfactants in soap lift soil and microbes from the skin.
6. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevetion (CDC), failing to wash hands correctly contributes to nearly 50 percent of all foodborne illness oubreaks.
7. Triclosan, an ingredient found in antibacterial soaps, is under review by the FDA due to potential health concerns and questionable benefits. A final decision is expected by September 2016.
8. if soap and water are not available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol is the best alternative.
9. Sanitizers are less effective than soap and water because people may not use enough or may wip it off before it has dried. Soap and water are more effective than han sanitizers at removing certain kinds of germs.
10. Hand washing reminder signs increase frequency and length of hand-washing.
11. HAND-WASHING DOES NOT PROTECT people from diseases such as chicken pox, measles, influenza, tuberculosis amd mumps, which are passed through the air or by sneezing, coughing or laughing.
Salam HIMA K3 STIKes Binawan 2017
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