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SafeFood© Handwash for Health

SafeFood© Handwash for Health

With attention to H1N1 prevention, handwashing has been in the news. Finally, it is being portrayed as the right thing, even the cool thing to do – not something fussy germ-o-phobes insist on. The evidence is soooo clear that proper handwashing – addressing when and how – can keep people healthy. Health tip 1: wash your hands before eating, after using the bathroom, coughing or sneezing, and other times your hands get yucked up. Health tip 2: wash your hands properly – follow the recipe of soap and warm water, lather at least 10 seconds, rinse (make the germs go down the drain), and dry with hot air or disposable towel. Don’t let your clean hands get re-contaminated from the faucets! Get creative - use a paper towel or elbow to turn off water, the towel dispenser and/or door handle (your sleeve will work also). Newer facilities are paying attention to bathroom design – automatic faucets and touch dryers and circular open entries are becoming common. I like it!