The best way to keep from getting sick

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It’s a simple thing to do. It’s fast, easy, and cheap.

Wash your hands.

Did you know…

– Up to half of all men and a quarter of women fail to wash their hands after they’ve been to
the toilet
– Right handed people tend to wash their left hand more thoroughly than their right hand, and
visa versa
– We have between 2 and 10 million bacteria between fingertip and elbow
– Damp hands spread 1,000 times more germs than dry hands
– The number of germs on your fingertips doubles after you use the toilet
– Germs can stay alive on hands for up to three hours
– Millions of germs hide under watches and bracelets and there could be as many germs
under your ring as there are people in Europe

Studies have revealed that children who wash their hands 4 times per day had 24% fewer sick days due to a respiratory 159illness, and over 50% fewer days due to upset stomach.

Convinced yet? Think about all the objects that you touch and then touch your face, your keys, your steering wheel, etc. How many people touched that gas pump before you, or the checkout keypad at the grocery store?

There’s no reason to be a “germophobe,” but we can minimize our exposure to germs by simply taking the time to wash our hands. It’s the single-most effective and simple way to keep from getting sick.

Say your ABC’s while you wash. It’s an easy way to know how long to clean!



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