YOUR HEALTH IS IN YOUR HANDS – Hand Hygiene Tips and Facts

GERMS CAN LIVE ON ALMOST EVERYTHING..!

Some viruses and bacteria can live from 20 minutes up to 2 hours on surfaces. A cell phone has 18 times more bacteria than a restroom. And of-course 5x more germs than a toilet seat. Over 80% of cash tested carries germs that could be harmful to people with lowered immunity. Door handles are one of the most common harbourers for harmful germs and bacteria, causing infections to spread. Keyboards contain 20,000 more bacteria than a toilet bowl. A host of potentially harmful bacteria… quite literally at your fingertips! Even though most hands don’t sweat too much, there are germs and there are diseases. Washing hands can help in preventing 200 different diseases. 20% of adults say they have witnessed restaurant employees leave the restroom without washing hands. Only 20% of people wash their hands before preparing food.

GERMS FROM UNWASHED HANDS CAN GET INTO FOODS AND DRINKS WHILE PEOPLE PREPARE OR CONSUME THEM. SO, KEEPING HANDS CLEAN IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STEPS WE CAN TAKE TO AVOID GETTING SICK AND SPREADING GERMS TO OTHERS. HERE ARE SOME HAND HYGIENE TIPS.


Hand Hygiene

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