Washing Hands

Topics: Hygiene, Hand sanitizer, Influenza Pages: 2 (756 words) Published: April 10, 2006
Title: Keeping Your Hands Washed
Specific Purpose: I would like to persuade my audience to become regular hand-washers Central Idea: By doing something as simple as washing our hands, we can prevent unnecessary diseases.

I.Attention: Honestly, how many of you wash your hands every time after using a public restroom? "The American Society for Microbiology wanted to know how many people told the truth about their hand-washing habits. So volunteers called more than 1,000 people across the country and asked. Of those surveyed, 95% said they always wash after using after using a public restroom." ~ CNN II.Topic: Today I obviously want to persuade you to become regular hand-washers. III.Credibility: I feel that I am credible to this topic because I have done the proper research, and I am also a victim of food poison (one of the affects of not washing your hands). IV.Preview: How many of you really want to be at risk of sitting on the toilet all night having diarrhea? You're sitting there thinking your health is more important right? Well it only takes 15 seconds of washing your hands to prevent something like that to happen. I am here to tell you about these unnecessary affects from not washing your hands, and will hopefully persuade you to wash your hands more frequently. (Transition: With that said lets talk about some of the affects from not washing your hands.) I."If this year is typical, kids will miss 22 million days of school because of colds alone, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says." ~ USA today A.Not regularly washing your hands can cause other diseases other than the common cold. 1.Pendemic Influenza: a viral infection of the lungs. "A pandemic is caused by a new influenza virus that most people have never been exposed to, so everyone is susceptible." ~ Virginia Health Department 2.Shigellosis: a highly infectious form of dysentery caused by the shigella bacterium. ~ UK dept. of Agriculutre...
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