It is important to teach your children how to properly wash their hands on this Global Handwashing Day. Dirty hands could be carriers of many disease-causing viruses. It is important to know how and when to wash your hands.
Many hand soap advertisements claim to cut down on hand washing time due to the powerful soap they use. This is not the way it works. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a correct way to wash your hands. It states that you must wash your hands for at most 20 seconds, regardless of the soap you use.
How can germs be spread from one person to another?
We have learned from the Covid-19 pandemic how important it is to keep our hands clean . There are many diseases that can be spread by dirty hands . When you touch your face, your hands can transmit germs.
* You touch surfaces with germs
* Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed fingers
* Cover your nose and mouth with your hands when you are coughing , or sneezing . Then don’t wash your hands.
Experts claim that 20 seconds of hand washing can prevent the spread disease like coronavirus and diarrhea.
How to properly wash your hands, as recommended and recommended by CDC
Use clean, running water to wash your hands. Use warm water to fight germs.
Use soap to make lather. Begin by rubbing your palms together. Next, use one hand to rub the back of the other hand.
These steps should be repeated for at least twenty seconds. While you are rubbing, sing a song or look in the mirror. Be gentle and not rough when rubbing.
Use the tap water to rinse your hands.
Use an air dryer or a towel to dry your hands. Don’t rub your hands against your clothes, as this will make them even more dirty.
These steps will help you wash your hands, and protect your family.