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					Hand Washing

   By: Denotra Batts
Student Health force
                     Bacteria
 Hands are the part of the body that are most exposed to
  bacteria because they touch many things.
 Bacteria are sometimes called GERMS
 Bacteria spreads when he/she touches food that they
  eat.
 Hot soapy water prevents bacteria from spreading from
  hand to food.
 Not all bacteria doesn’t make you sick some bacteria is
  needed to make our body healthy.
            Washing Your hands
It is especially important to wash your hand before
 Before, during and after prepare food.
 Before you eat.
 After you use the bathroom, and change diapers

 After handling animals or animal waste.
 After you touch a cut, open sore or pimple.
 When you have dirt on your hands.
 When someone in your home or in school is sick.
91% of adults say they always wash there hands after
   using public restrooms, however only 83% only do
   so.
 What is the Correct way to wash your
               hands?
 First, wet your hands with running water and apply soap
 Using running water is more effective than using water in
  a bowl.
 Rub your hand vigorously together and scrub the surface
  of your hand.
 Remember to scrub your fingertips and your fingernails.
 Scrub your hands for 20 seconds.
 Rinse with clean water.
               Dry Your Hands
 Dry your hands with a clean towel.
 Paper towels are the best.
 Cloth towels used by other people can obtain bacteria
  that can make your hands dirty again.
 Remember when you use the paper towel throw the
  paper towel away.
         Practice Healthy Habits
 Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when
  coughing or sneezing to prevent from others getting
  sick.
 If you don’t have a tissue use your sleeve.
 Stay home when your are sick.
 Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage
  your stress, drink plenty of water, and eat nutritious
  food.

				
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