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					        Wash Your Hands!
                                           Why wash your hands?
                                      -You commonly have between 2
                                      and 10 million bacteria between
                                      fingertips and elbow.
                                      -The numbers of germs on your
                                      fingertips doubles after you use the
                                      toilet.
                                      -Germs can stay alive on hands for
                                      up to 3 hours.
    When should you
                                      -Millions of germs hide under
    wash your hands?
-After using the                      watches, bracelets and rings.
bathroom.                             -Damp hands spread 1,000 times
-After blowing your                   more germs than dry hands.
nose or coughing
-Before eating, serving, or
preparing food.

-After touching pets or other
animals.
-After outdoor activities.
    The Best Way to Wash Your
-When your hands are dirty.
                                     Hand Washing Statistics
.             Hands                -97% of females and 92% of
                                   males SAY they wash their
-Rub your hands together for at    hands but of these only 72% of
least 20 seconds using warm
                                   females and 58% of males
water with soap.
                                   actually wash.
-Make sure that you have a lot
                                   -A study found that 91 percent
of bubbles.
                                   of adults say they always wash
-Wash under fingernails,
                                   their hands after using a public
                                   -A 2006 American Society of
between fingers, backs of hands,
                                   Microbiology study 83 percent
                                   bathroom, but only revealed that
and wrists.
                                   were 75% of women and 50% of
                                   only observed doing so.
-Rinse your hands well under
                                   men wash their hands after
running water.
                                   using the toilet. Only 33% of
-Dry your hands with a single-
                                   middle and high school females
use paper towel or a hot air
                                   wash, and only 8% of males
blow dryer.
                                   wash.

				
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