Wash Your Nasty Hands!
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
“It’s essential to wash your hands, because 50% of all food borne illness has been tied back to unclean hands, or unwashed hands, or improperly washed hands.”
Forget washing, just take a giant spoon into the toilet, grab up a heaping helping of that stinky brown goodness & eat it.
Folks wouldn’t imagine doing that, but they won’t wash their hands, either.
What’s the difference?
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) says that the one thing people can do to lower the spread of infectious diseases is to maintain good hand hygiene. US public health authorities say that nearly 50% of foodborne illness outbreaks in the country are due to bad hand hygiene, which not only refers to people who do not wash their hands, but also to those who do not do it properly.
In order to kill off the germs, all it takes are 15 to 20 seconds of vigorous hand washing with soap and water, says the CDC. However, according to the study, most people spend around six seconds during each hand washing session.