Please Wash Your Hands

Washing Hands at Bathroom Sink

Washing Hands at Bathroom Sink

Hi. I’m Denise. Thank you for watching my video. Today I want to talk about clean hands. Many Americans are very concerned about having clean hands. We are reminded quite often

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by our doctors, our parents, out teachers, and even on news programs that it’s important to keep our hands clean. We’re reminded that germs are spread by our hands. So that means that when we touch surfaces that have been touched by many other people, we can pick up viruses or bacteria and then become sick. So that means that I can touch a doorknob or a table and become sick. I can become sick if the person that prepares my food doesn’t wash his hands or I can become sick if I’m making my own food and I don’t wash my hands after touching raw eggs or chicken. There are many ways that I can become sick, but by washing my hands often, I have a better chance of staying well.

We are even taught how to wash our hands. We have to wet, lather, scrub for twenty seconds the back of our hands, the inside, between our fingers. Do that for twenty seconds and rinse and dry. Here’s a poster from a university restroom that explains how to wash hands. We are reminded to wash our hands after using the bathroom, after blowing our noses, after taking out the trash or changing a diaper. We are reminded to wash our hands before, during, and after preparing food especially if we’ve been touching raw eggs or raw meat or poultry. We are really reminded to wash our hands quite often.

As a result of all these reminders, if we see somebody preparing our food without first washing his hands or leaving the bathroom without washing his hands, we may become a little bit worried. We may wonder why that person is not washing his hands.

If we can’t wash our hands, then we’re told to use alcohol-based sanitizers. Here’s some here. We just put it on our hands, rub it all around even on the backs of our hands, between our fingers and we just rub it until it’s dry. Sanitizers won’t get rid of all germs, but they do get rid of many germs and using sanitizer is a good alternative when you aren’t able to wash your hands.

Sanitizers are not found everywhere, but you can find them. They are certainly found in doctors’ offices, dentists’ offices, hospitals, also in schools. Sometimes you’ll see them next to a cash register or at an information counter. Some people keep sanitizer in their cars or in their purses. So we really can find them. Sanitizer is easily found in a store if you want to buy some for yourself. Here are some pictures of some sanitizers that I found around. We can even wipe our shopping carts with sanitizer.

Well, that’s about all I want to say about keeping our hands clean, so if you’ll excuse me, I have to go wash my hands. Thanks for watching. Bye.


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