•  Did you wash them?

    We have all heard that proper hand hygiene reduces the risk of illness.  Now, here are some other interesting facts:

    • Hand washing with soap is one of the most cost effective methods for combating diarrhea, pneumonia and other diseases that sicken children around the world.
    • There are about 1500 bacteria on 1cm of your hand. 20 seconds of soap and water can save lives!
    • Damp hands spread 1000 times more germs than dry hands.
    • Germs can stay alive on your hands for up to 3 hours.


    Use the following links to learn more about how you and your family can stay healthy this season by using good hand washing techniques.


    Center for Disease Control – How and When to Wash Your Hands



    Germ Smart – Wash Your Hands!


    Germ Smart Kids – How to Wash Your Hands


    Water, Soap, Hands