Research shows number of germs that actually live on hands
Recent research by the University of Colorado at Boulder concludes that 150 species of bacteria are present on a person’s hands at any one time – a total of 3,200 separate organisms, according to a recent report on the Express website.
The article by Helen Coffey reassures readers that “it is perfectly natural to carry bacteria on our bodies.”
Children must be taught effective hand washing techniques
Ms Coffey does however emphasise the importance of teaching youngsters the importance of hand hygiene by showing them the right way to wash their hands.
“The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently called for children and young people to be shown how to wash their hands properly to halt the spread of harmful bacteria.”
…and watch out for the taps!
The article also warns hand washers of the dangers of touching a tap AFTER hand washing: turning it off with a used paper towel when you’ve finished drying your hands is the best and most effective way.
Teach hand washing to children – wherever they are!
Hand washing is the most important lesson a child can learn and acquiring it is an essential lifelong skill.
The Kiddiwash range of warm water hand wash units are perfect for smaller hands – and are ideal where a portable solution is required.