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Hand Washing 101

HAND WASHING 101 EVERYDAY we touch things that harbor germs, bacteria and viruses. Elevator buttons. Gas pumps. Doorknobs. Keyboards and cell phones. Germs lurk EVERYWHERE. And their impact on the spread of illness and overall health should not be ignored. Here are a few insights that we hope will inspire you to wash your hands a little more often. THE PROBLEM: GERMS ARE EYERYWHERE ONLY ONE OUT OF 3 ADULTS WASH THEIR HANDS AFTER COUGHING OR SNEEZING Only one-third (39%) of US adults report always washing their hands after coughing or sneezing. And only one-quarter (27%) always wash their hands after handling money. Source Hars interactive anine survey with US. consumers. November 2010 Praparad for The Amarican. Microbiology Society and the Amarican Cleaning Institute 48 GERMS THRIVE UP TO 48 HOURS ON SOME SURFACES 36 12 T OUT OF 2 24 Influenza A/B can thrive for up to 48 hours on hard, nonporous surfaces like stainless steel or plastic found on foodservice workspaces. WON'T GO IF IT'S NOT CLEAN Sout fea v nemental suaon thay uma nt on 47% of students say that sometimes they don't use the bathroom because it isn't clean. AUTO ACCIDENTS 33,800 DEATHS Sou Amn Conng innteind winhing vy of pantsand Saptumber 2011 HOSPITAL-ACOUIRED INFECTIONS 99,000 DEATHS In 2002, hospital-acquired infections resulted in death nearly 3 times as often as those who die within 30 days of an auto accident. Sourc m eUnited States 20 n and Deaths in USHopitals, 2002. Pulic Health Raports Manch Aprl e 2007. US Censs Bur Statistical 2012 $16.6 BILUON ON-THE- PRIDCTIVITY LOSS $25 5 BILLION IN PRODUCTIVITY LOSSES $B BILLION The economic cost of lost productivity in the US due to the common cold approaches $25 billion. PLOYEE Source Productivity Lonas alated to the Common Cold resaarch, Joumal of Occupational and Envionmental Medicine Septimber 2002 $230 EAERVE UN ENTEERSH THE SOLUTION: WASH YOUR HANDS THE MORE YOU KNOW THE MORE YOU WASH Hand hygiene education and soap prevented 50% of cases of gastrointestinal illness. Soura Eftect of Handwnhing on Chid Hoalth A Randomied Controlld Trial. Lancet. 200s LATHER WET Add soap and create a rich lather. Wet your hands with clean, running water. WASH Rub your hands together for 20 seconds. 6 STEPS Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness. Source Centurs for Disanse Contral. May 11, 2012 RINSE PROTECT Rinse your hands well under running water. Use the paper towel to turn off the faucet. DRY Dry your hands with a clean paper towel. DON'T FORGET TO DRY CLEAN HANDS IMPROVE HEALTH AND ATTENDANCE Using paper towels to dry hands reduces bacteria on finger pads by 76% and on palms up to 77%. Source A comparatve study of different ha nd drying methods. University of Westminster, Feb. 2009 An increase in hand hygiene behavior led to an overall 20% increase in the number of children with zero absences. S lutyt naritng piocan ty udunc AC 200 BROUGHT TO YOU BY GEORGIA-PACIFIC PROFESSIONAL Since 2002 enMotion towel dispensers have helped dry about 272 BILLION HANDS. That's about the same as the entire U.S. population washing their hands 937 times. enMotion. GP Georgia-Pacific Professional Experience better O 2012 Geurga-Pacite Consumer Products LR Al ngts reserved. The Georgs-Pacife log, erMoton and Expertence beter are rademaris owned ty or licemed to Gecrgia Pacific Conmumer Products LP. The enMotion" dnperser is only avallble tor lese through an authorind Ge distributor

Hand Washing 101

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Everyday we touch things that harbor germs, bacteria, and viruses. Nasty germs are lurking everywhere - they are on elevtor buttons, gas pumps, hand rails on your local mall escalator, keyboards, cell...




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