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Hand washing tips

Updated on May 4, 2012


Every time life, we forgot to make a basic routine that taught by our mom. "Please, wash your hands before and after taking food". A survey tells that not only the children but the adults are also not scrubbing their hands even they are come out from the public toilet.

But by forgetting this you are inviting some serious diseases including Hepatitis A, Meningitis, infectious Diarrhea etc... But people may not agree with this serious issue. They will tell that they are doing it; absolutely they are washing their hands regularly. But 95 percent of them are only telling it, and 67 percent are only doing it.

It’s a fact that germs are continuously growing up in moist conditions. Ought to be moist in your palms with little warm are the best habitat for bacteria, fungus and virus. Don’t you know how much fast you are spreading coldness from face to face with a little sneeze?



For reducing transmission of infections: you should wash your hands

· When they are dirty

· After coughing

· After sneezing

· After using tobacco

· After blowing into a handkerchief or tissue

· After using the toilet

· After handling nappies

· After handling an animal

· During, before and after preparing food

Elements for hand washing

The necessary and sufficient requirements

· Soap

· Water

· Friction

Remove your rings and bangles

First of all remove all your jewels from hand. Otherwise there won’t be 99 percent clarified result. Germs can have that world pretty good for the betterment. Beneath your jewels they will be safe even if you are trying to burn them.

Do not forget to wash your jewels by taking in hand. Then only you are getting Zen percent clarity.

Use Hot water

Prefer hot water to pursue. Water with a heat only harmful to germs not for our hands is our requirement. Water with warm between 37o c (98.6o f) and 42 o c (107.6 o f) is more effective for eliminating germs. Obviously this temperature is accurate range for you.


Good a soap, Better moisturizer soap, Best a squirt of liquid moisturizer soap (Help to avoid many people’s contact). Please avoid anti bacterial cleansers if you are in good health condition. It will cause the elimination of bacteria (Flora) that helps our natural immunity system. Regular replacement or cleaning of liquid soap dispensers are recommended.

Use cold water

For rinsing cold water is fine. The physical force of water is what carries dirt and germs down the drain.

Take 30 seconds

At least you need to lather your soap and water for 30 seconds. Less time will not eradicate germs. And vigorously rub your fingers together. Cover all areas, don’t forget to fill spaces between fingers and under fingernails.

Tissues instead of towel

Wipe it well. More you rub, more you wipe out germs. Use a clean paper towel to turn off the tap. More effective tool for dry is tissue rather than towel. Use 10 more seconds to dry. Why tissue? Why not towel? Answer is simple; the former is cheap and fresh but latter is not.

Just Check it out...


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    • anusujith profile imageAUTHOR

      Anoop Aravind A 

      9 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank you jpcmc... I do advice my fellow workers for a perfect hand wash. Also I introduced a liquid hand wash to my office. but for counting I don't have enough time...

    • anusujith profile imageAUTHOR

      Anoop Aravind A 

      9 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank you Unknown spy for your valuable visit and comment...

      Of course I ll check your hubs soon...

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      JP Carlos 

      9 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Hand washing is a great way to prevent infections or spreading them. Unfortunately, not everyone does it often enough. Just observe people going in the rest room, you'll be surprised at how few actually wash their hands. OK, I'm not suggesting you stay in the washroom and count but, you can if yo have the time. :)

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      Life Under Construction 

      9 years ago from Neverland

      Very informative hub.. Interesting write and voted UP!

      i think you'll like my little thank you note , stop at my hub if you have time :)

    • anusujith profile imageAUTHOR

      Anoop Aravind A 

      9 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank you very much Ruchira and Rajan jolly. Hand washing is learned from childhood taught by our mom. But we forgot to do our daily routine.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      9 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Excellent hub. A very basic routine explained so well. The importance needs to be understood by all.

      Voted up all the way and shared.

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      9 years ago from United States

      Interesting and useful hub Anup. All bugs get transmitted via our hands so gotta take care of it.

      Voted up and sharing

    • anusujith profile imageAUTHOR

      Anoop Aravind A 

      9 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank you radhikasree and vims003. It's inspiring to write you more.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 

      9 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Your initiative in making public aware of the importance of hand washing is superb! Some important points here.

      Up and useful.

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      Vimesh Ummer.U 

      9 years ago from india

      excellent hub really useful voted up....

    • anusujith profile imageAUTHOR

      Anoop Aravind A 

      9 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank you very much for your valuable feed back Mr. Express10. Now I insist others to do hand washing Like this...

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      H C Palting 

      9 years ago from East Coast

      This is a very important issue. I am surprised when I have strangers asking me why I take so long to wash my hands. Taking 20 seconds to scrub well each time I wash my hands is how I stay disease free. I hope MANY people read your hub. Very useful and informative!

    • anusujith profile imageAUTHOR

      Anoop Aravind A 

      9 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank you very much alocsin. Thank you for sparing time to comment on this.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      9 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Thanks for these tips -- important especially if you have a cold and must touch other things. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • anusujith profile imageAUTHOR

      Anoop Aravind A 

      9 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank you vinner. I'm on the workshop for creating Hub like this. You can expect soon.

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      9 years ago from India

      Really useful, thanks a lot for sharing. Waiting for such more good hubs from you

    • anusujith profile imageAUTHOR

      Anoop Aravind A 

      9 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank you Talullah. Thank you for visiting the page.

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      9 years ago from SW France

      I really like this hub. The facts about hand-washing need to be reinforced every now and again. It's surprising how many people just don't bother. I've been told that I am just a little bit obsessed about keeping my hands clean, but I'd rather be that way than the other!

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      Anoop Aravind A 

      9 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      thanks freezbay

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      9 years ago

      unique and cool


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