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WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY TO WASH YOUR HANDS?

right way to wash your hands

 

    • Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
    • Rub your hands together to make lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
    • Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Humming the song "Happy Birthday" from beginning to end twice is approximately 20 seconds.
    • Rinse your hands under running water.
    • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry.

Alcohol based sanitizers, which do not require water, are an acceptable alternative when soap and water aren't available. If you do choose to use a hand sanitizer, make sure it is alcohol based and contains at least 60% alcohol. Don't underestimate the power of hand washing! The few seconds you spend at the sink could save you trips to the doctor.

 

HAND WASHING

Hand washing

Hand washing is an easy way to prevent infection. It limits the transfer of bacteria, viruses and other microbes. 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.

A WALK A DAY

a walk a day

In recent times, daily life has become pretty fast paced, and more so for city dwellers. All around the world, more people are dealing with increasingly busy schedules and barely have enough time to complete daily tasks.

THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOU

the environment and you

The state of an environment affects the quality of air in any location; a clean, orderly space helps in the delivery of good, clean oxygen, which in turn promotes healthy living. An orderly and clean environment can be achieved and sustained by applying the following tips – which can be adopted at home, the office; shop or in public spaces:

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