The few seconds you spend at the sink could save you trips to the doctor’s clinic.
Hands are your best companions. They help you in doing all kinds of work and also in communicating with others. Neat and clean hands not only look attractive but are also an indicator of good health. Unfortunately, these same hands can become the medium for millions of microbes like bacteria, viruses and fungi to enter your body. Once these microbes enter your body they make you seriously ill. Swine flu, dengue, malaria and many other serious contagious diseases spread through dirty hands. Frequently hand washing is the best way to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. Hand washing requires only soap, preferably antibacterial soap and water.
When to wash your hands:
As you touch people, surfaces and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands. In turn, you can infect yourself with these germs by touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Although it’s impossible to keep your hands germ free, washing your hands frequently can help limit the transfer of bacteria, viruses and other microbes.
Always wash your hands before preparing food, eating treating wounds or giving medicine, touching a sick or injured person and inserting or removing contact lenses.
Always wash your hands after preparing food especially raw meat or poultry, using the toilet, changing a diaper, touching an animal or animal toys, lashes or waste, coughing or sneezing into your hands, treating wounds and touching a sick or injured person.
Materials are used from – http://doctorsdunia.in/importance-of-hand-washing – 28 Aug 2010
Your ever well-wisher with love and encouragement BVG Janaka das
21 Feb 2011 – https://bhls.wordpress.com