Best way to kill germs -hand washing!! How effective is your/your child's hand-washing??
Hand washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick. Infectious diseases that commonly spread through hand-to-hand contact include common cold, flu and several gastrointestinal disorders, such as diarrhea. It is seen that washing hands with soap and water could reduce diarrheal disease-associated deaths by up to 50% .
So, how long do you take to wash your hands???-10 seconds or 30 seconds or 1 minute??
Well, effective handwashing needs only 20-30 seconds of your time.
What to use?
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way. If soap and water are not available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. But remember, sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs and are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty.
6 Steps for washing hands effectively!
- Wash palm and fingers.
- Wash the back of Hand.
- Wash fingers.
- Wash knuclkes
- Wash thumb.
- Wash finger tips and wrists
You can dry your hand using a clean towel.
Follow these steps, and ensure a healthy living. This is an easy, inexpensive, and effective way to prevent the spread of germs.