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Hand washing tips
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
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.