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Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

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posted on Oct, 7 2014 @ 03:29 PM
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I agree with bombarding our systems with anti-bacterial products....just seems like it cannot be good for you or a healthy environment.
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

I remember going to a junk yard years ago to get a part for my car. When I walked into the garage to pay for my part at the counter I noticed one of the workers sitting on the floor eating a sandwich with hands caked with black grease. I chuckled to the guy at the counter and whispered if he always ate his lunch with greased hands. He laughed and said everyday, and he's never gotten sick from it and he's been working with us for the past 8 years! The guy on the floor overheard the counter guy and laughed back and jokingly said it added flavor to the sandwich. lol




posted on Oct, 7 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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A very timely thread.
Not so long ago, I was shopping in the grocery store. A man I know walked up and thrust his hand out and I shook it. As he shook my hand, he recounted just how terribly sick he'd been until the day before, and had the gall to snuffle and sniff and cough. I pulled my hand back and admonished him for his carelessness, all the while holding my hand in the air like I was casting a spell.

I wear my wallet in my right back pocket. This involved a bit of stretching to reach it with my left hand. I plucked up a bottle of rubbing alcohol, tucked it under my left arm, and grabbed my wallet. Paid for the purchase and went outside to sterilize my right arm from the elbow down.

What a turdly thing to do. I carry hand sanitizer in my car now. I'm not obsessive about hand-washing, but agree that most of us need to do more of it as a matter of course. Especially in these times that are seemingly fraught with peril.

Most viruses are spread from person-to-person via contact of some sort. You really can't count on everyone else to do the right thing -- you have to count upon yourself.



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 02:42 PM
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This thread should be on the front page.

Washing your hands - in this day and age of scary viruses going around it's so simple but so effective.

Money is filthy. Really, really filthy. No, I mean REALLY filthy. And the same goes for computer keyboards. I work on a lot of different computers every day, and I learned early in my career to wash my hands after touching someone else's keyboard or mouse. They are like germ sandboxes. Just thinking about it... excuse me while I go wash my hands.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 08:51 PM
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Don't Hospitals have regulations about handwashing?



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 11:45 PM
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Handwashing is a very important part of public health, handwashing is important because it can prevent the spread of illnesses such as pink eye, hand, foot, and mouth disease, the flu, diarrheal diseases.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 12:20 AM
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Someone tell the UK!

Why Are The British So Bad At Washing Their Hands?

So gross. Grosser still are the defenders who think they don't get nastiness on their hands even after wiping their butts. Wash your hands. It's a simple little thing to do and keeps others and yourself from getting sick. I probably go overboard and use hand sanitizer every time I've gone into a store and wash my hands when I get home, but I don't really care since I feel safe picking my nose.



posted on Apr, 28 2016 @ 05:47 AM
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Make me think of those stupid alcohol gel handwash at the doors of hospital. Granted that we shall handwash frequently using soap, but these alcohol gel handwash will leave in your hand the stuff that served as the gel agent when evaporated. Some Yum Yum for the bacteria once the alcohol is evaporated...

We know the head doctor from a local hospital and he confirmed that these alcohol gel handwash were ONLY to "reassure" and calm the visitors. No usefullness at all!!! And it appear good on TV !!!



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 12:29 PM
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originally posted by: argentus
A very timely thread.
Not so long ago, I was shopping in the grocery store. A man I know walked up and thrust his hand out and I shook it. As he shook my hand, he recounted just how terribly sick he'd been until the day before, and had the gall to snuffle and sniff and cough. I pulled my hand back and admonished him for his carelessness, all the while holding my hand in the air like I was casting a spell.

I wear my wallet in my right back pocket. This involved a bit of stretching to reach it with my left hand. I plucked up a bottle of rubbing alcohol, tucked it under my left arm, and grabbed my wallet. Paid for the purchase and went outside to sterilize my right arm from the elbow down.

What a turdly thing to do. I carry hand sanitizer in my car now. I'm not obsessive about hand-washing, but agree that most of us need to do more of it as a matter of course. Especially in these times that are seemingly fraught with peril.

Most viruses are spread from person-to-person via contact of some sort. You really can't count on everyone else to do the right thing -- you have to count upon yourself.
lol about santitizing from the elbow down. Sounds like me; anyone close to me knows I'm a germaphobe. Now while I realize we need a certain amount for our immune systems I will avoid certain situations like the plague. I work in a school - the kids germs don't bother me or the dirt outside; its some of my co-workers whom I've seen in the bathrooms hand washing skills - turning water on running your hands under it for a second with no soap is gross. I now withhold drinking fluids to avoid bathroom as much as possible. My worst pieve are the people who bring their dogs to school playgrounds and let them do their business there, I cannot tell you how many times kids end up rolling around in it.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
Thank you for this thread. People not washing their hands, especially after using the restroom, is one of my major pet peeves. I know people that are like that and it grosses me out to no end. They touch everything, including their own faces and I wonder if they realize all the nasty crap they're passing around. I doubt it. They wonder why they get sick so much. Hmm. I wonder why. I'm very careful of not touching things I'm sure they've handled, like door knobs. Ugh. It's just so nasty.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 07:31 PM
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Agree. We are told that children are the nexus of contamination, and I suppose that is partially true, but in my world it is the careless adults that do so. I hear all the time, "everybody's going to get it, no reason to be careful." Screw that. Don't give me your virus. If I have the flu, I will stay at home and my Darlin' will do the shopping. I segregate myself from her in the house, because if we're both sick at the same time that's a rugged thing.

I think people could do a lot more to take responsibility for the fact that they have a virus. Don't pass it on. Like you, I am repulsed by people who flicker their fingers in the water but not actually wash them. I wonder how many of employees in restaurants actually wash their hands. It seems a simple thing -- no need to be obsessive about it, just be responsible.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: argentus
I wish everyone would do that. I know people who walk around like plague factories hacking and coughing and sneezing on everyone. That's my second biggest pet peeve lol.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Ahh the rest room hand wash.

Always presents me a quandary ...

You wash and dry your hands but then need to open the door to get out.

How many unwashed hands have opened that door before you ? 😲😬



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: Timely
If there are paper towels use one to open the door. If not, use your shirt tail.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Or your foot if it is ajar ... lol.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

We all get sick sometimes. Well, except for those people who claim they never get sick but do so anyway and just gut it out while cheerfully passing around the virus. Not everybody in the workforce can take off vast amounts of time, and that's the real rub. I am fortunate in that I work for myself. Not everybody has that luxury.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: Timely

Surely you have discerned the old take-a-towel-and-open-the-door-with-a-backhand-flip-of-the-towel-to-the-bin-ploy?



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: argentus
Work places are great places to catch something. I put them up there with hospitals or doctor offices.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 08:02 PM
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a reply to: argentus

I have actually, yet I somehow feel that I look like Felix from the odd couple ... 😆



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

I do also. That's why I enjoy working 'out in the field', where I only have to commune with the great unwashed, like myself.


a reply to: Timely

LOL! Welcome to the club!! My most fearful places to use the restroom: Airports. Oh God, the plethora of germs, bacterium and viruses. In those cases, I'm perfectly willing to look like Felix. I may even honk.
Hey, if you honk, people will stay far away from you. It's a strategic survival tool.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: argentus

Hahaha!

I'll use that ploy !

Agreed on the airport dangers, I don't want to get the Argentinian cattle face virus either !

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