Thursday, October 13, 2011

Handwashing to save a Million Lives per Year

I'm sure that you already know that you should wash your hands throughout the day, to help minimize getting colds. But did you know that there is a correct way of washing (versus the two second rinse that some people seem to think is suffice)?

Did you also know that up to a MILLION deaths per year could be prevented by hand washing alone? (According to a study by London researchers).

A lot of people think that you only need to wash your hands after using the bathroom (and some people don't think it's necessary even then!)

Check out this page on the CDC's website, where hand washing is explained in detail. They even have a video with more information!

Who knew? (I'll see you later.. gotta go wash my hands..)