Essentials & Importance of good hand hygiene
In our daily life we take washing our hands for granted. We must understand the importance of washing our hands with soap which is an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases. Like most things, good hand hygiene begins at home, and good habits begin in childhood. Children are naturally curious and exploring things by touch can cause their hands to become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Indeed, recent research from Initial hygiene found that even when children had a low swab count (under 500) on their hands, they still had 47% more germs and bacteria than adults. However, washing hands regularly can improve hand hygiene levels by up to 79% for children, and 89% for adults.
Unwashed hands can transfer germs onto other objects, unknowingly like handkerchief, table tops, or toys, and from there they are being transferred to another person’s hands. Effective hand hygiene is important as it removes microbes, such as bacteria and viruses from your hands. The fewer microbes are on your hands, the fewer the chances of becoming sick and passing on those germs to others around you.
Some facts about germs might make you think how important it is to wash your hands:
- One germ can multiply into more than 8 million germs in one day.
- Nearly 80 percent of illness-causing germs are spread by your hands.
- Your remote control is a top carrier of bacteria.
- There are more germs on your phone, keyboard and cutting board than on a toilet seat.
- One in five people don’t wash their hands, and of those that do, only 30 percent use soap.
- When you flush the toilet, germs can spray up to 6 feet.
Now that you’ve been effectively grossed out by the facts, you’ll need to know how to kill some of those germs that live on your hands to keep you and others safe from illness.
The world is battling with Covid-19 currently. We are in the midst of a pandemic and we can’t emphasize enough how important washing your hand is. Washing your hand is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the virus and avoid getting others sick. It is especially important to wash your hands frequently with soap and water while scrubbing the palms, back of hands, in-between fingers and underneath the fingernails. Be sure to lather for at least 20 seconds or more and dry your hands with a clean towel or air dry them. Corona virus is contagious and thus to prevent its spread from one person to another, everyone should prioritize washing their hands and should use only trustworthy products such as Pearldew Hand wash by Ikon Remedies, available in 7 different flavors. Pearldew Handwash are made with 100% skin friendly ingredients and are pH balanced. They not only moisturize our hands but also prevent precious moisture from leaving our hands keeping them smooth and soft.