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Hands On Disinfectant Cleaning

Updated on July 21, 2012
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We use our hands for everything. Touch, eating etc. Whatever needs to be done, we use our hands to do it, and we know that keeping them clean is necessary for us to live healthy, germ free lives. Or at least keep the germs in check.

This can be done but we have to be responsible about cleaning our hands, and maintaining our health through constant vigilance.

It's not that hard to do, you just need to wash them. It's even simpler nowadays with the help of technology and the gadgets on the market that help us accomplish keeping germs and bacteria in check.

Healthy habits are those we learn early in life, or we hope everyone learned early in life.

We know that our hands are the number one culprits in spreading germs, bacteria and viruses but it takes nothing much to solve a lot of those issues if we wash properly. Which means we need to use soap and water.

Which means you can't just get them wet and call them clean. You actually have to lather up some soap and use water to cleanse them so that you can wash away the dirt and bacteria. Some scrubbing is involved or friction is needed to breakdown and rinse off the most of the suds and residue to call them clean.

According to some experts you need to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or more to get the best benefit of the habit. That's 20 - one thousands, if you need to count.

Wherever our hands are, we need to clean and disinfectant.

Hand washing procedures:

What you need:

  • running water
  • disinfect soap
  • clean hand towels and paper for drying
  • moisturizer

Forgotten places to clean:

  • TV remotes
  • keyboards
  • door handles & knobs
  • cabinet handles & knobs
  • light switches
  • fan pulls, blind pulls and others
  • faucets
  • fridge handles, etc

Wherever hands are, those places need to be cleaned and disinfected.

Purses, wallets. money - paper & coins, remotes and keyboard, light switches are some of the worse places for finding bacteria and germs that can lead to sickness or diseases. Shoes of course is another way to track in more than just dirt.

We put our hands on our faces and on other things. We use our hands to clean, and they can be the dirtiest utensil of them all.

  • Fingers or digits
  • finger nails
  • thumbs
  • palms
  • wrists
  • forearms

Don't forget musical instruments, as well.

Biodegradable, natural non toxic

  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • lemon juice
  • bleach

Our hands are great tools, but they can and are the best carriers of germs & bacteria as well because they are exposed to any and everything we encounter in our everyday lives. Make sure that you are always cleaning them.

Also remember to moisturize, because keeping hands healthy does tend to dry them out and this makes them dry, chapped and ultimately miserable. Yet the market is filled with great solutions that help with restoring your hands softness.


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    • Celiegirl profile image

      Celiegirl 5 years ago

      Ericdierker, i am with you, but we can only do what we know until we know better. Thanks Celiegirl

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      How come hospitals have auto faucets that turn off at about 15 seconds? 30 seconds with hot water is awesome for washing our hands. Sometimes I worry about all the soaps and sterilizers.