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WHAT DO YOUR HANDS SAY ABOUT YOU

Posted on March 26th, 2020 10:21 PM

Everyone knows that the best way to stop the spread of germs is with regular hand washing. Now learn how and when you should wash your hands


We are told constantly to wash our hands and keep our personal hygiene to a maximum. The truth is that 1 in 5 people don’t wash their hands and of those that do only 30% use soap. With the rise of the coronavirus along with many other viruses, it has never been more important to wash your hands throughout the day before and after you do anything to reduce cross-contamination. Follow our 5 tips to help get yourself into a habit of washing your hands.


Washing your hands properly removes dirt, viruses and bacteria to stop them from spreading to other people and objects, which can spread illnesses such as food poisoning, flu or diarrhoea.

There are roughly around 7.7 billion people and counting on this glorious planet that we call home, with 67 million living in the UK. We take for granted the importance of handwashing, and this is why so many people catch the common cold and flu symptoms due to the lack of knowledge.

During the winter months cold and flu symptoms rise and spread easily. This is due to changes in the weather. People spend more time indoors when the weather is poor. Where is the best place for bacteria to spread? That’s right indoors where people are in close contact and the warm heating is on, providing a prime environment for bacteria to multiply and spread.

Good hand hygiene is vital during the cold and flu season. Contact with other people throughout the day, touching contaminated surfaces, and even petting animals can cause a variety of cold-causing germs to accumulate on your hands. Then by touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, you can infect yourself if you don’t wash your hands often enough. Touching someone else or touching a doorknob or other surface can then spread cold germs to others.

You should make a habit of washing hands for at least 15-30 seconds in warm soapy water, especially after coughing or sneezing and before eating. Teach children to wash their hands as well. If you do not have access to water, you can use an alcohol-based disinfectant hand gel with at least 60% alcohol content.





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