Myths of Handwashing

It is important that we wash our hand regularly for hygienic purposes. However, do you know antibacterial soap poses more danger to your health? It is the technique of how you wash your hand that will remove the germ, so any regular soap will do just fine. Busted..!!!! Myths of Handwashing :D.

We recently found this article at HuffingtonPost which talks about the myths of handwashing. This article was written by an external contributor to HuffingtonPost named

Proper Hand Washing Technique

While you don’t need antibacterial soap, it is important to use properly a hand washing technique. To make sure you’re actually removing all germs when you wash your hands, follow these guidelines:

1. Use warm water
2. Use a mild soap
3. Work up a good lather, all the way up to your wrists, for at least 20 seconds
4. Make sure you cover all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your
fingers and around and below your fingernails
5. Rinse thoroughly under running water
6. Dry your hands with a clean towel or let them air dry
7. In public places, use a paper towel to open the door as a protection from germs that the
handles may harbor

Wash your hands when they look dirty, and prior to, or after, performing certain tasks that could spread infection, such as in these instances:

• Before and after preparing food, especially when handling raw meat and poultry
• Before eating
• Before and after treating wounds or taking/giving medicine
• Before touching a sick or injured person
• Before inserting contact lenses
• After using the toilet or changing a diaper
• After touching an animal, its toys, leashes or waste
• After blowing your nose or coughing/sneezing into your hands
• After handling garbage or potentially contaminated waste

There are more useful information related to this topic and the use of antibacterial soaps in the actual article itself. We recommend you check it out at HuffingtonPost. Link to the post is provided below.

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