- Think about all of the things that you touched today — from the telephone to the toilet. Maybe you blew your nose in a tissue, opened a door, typed on a public keyboard, or handled money. - Whatever you did today, you came into contact with other people’s germs. It's really easy for a germ on your hand to end up in your mouth. Especially when the average person touches their face approximately 600 times a day or 3-5 times a minute, according to the Austin Urgent Care website. o Each new flu season we seem to be bombarded with endless suggestions on ways to keep sickness at bay: vitamins, herbs, sanitizers, vaccines–you name it. But the most effective way to prevent illness (which usually escapes us because it is so simple) is to wash your hands! o According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand washing is the best way to prevent infection and illness. It’s easy, cheap, it doesn’t hurt the environment, and there is no question about negative implications for our own health. It’s a definite win-win situation. - But that knowledge doesn’t have everyone running to a sink to clean their hands. Bacteria have exploding populations and can reproduce every 20 minutes. o There are so many bacteria that you have more of them on your body right now than there are people in the United States. o Think again of all the things your hands have come into contact with today. Gross right? Most of the bacteria on your hands can be removed by simply washing them. (Slide) ▪ Activity (Slide)
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