Almost all people wash their hands wrong

Update: February 2019

Hand washing is a familiar hygienic procedure, which is 97%
performed incorrectly. It is dangerous to contaminate food, surfaces
bacteria, as well as the development of diseases transmitted through
food products.

US Department of Agriculture (US Department of
Agriculture) a study was conducted which found that
most people spend washing their hands for less than 20 seconds. Such
the duration of the procedure is recommended by the Centers for Control and
disease prevention (CDC – Centers of Disease Control and
Prevention): less is removed in a shorter period of time
the number of microbes.

The experiment involved 383 people on 6 experimental
kitchens. Improper hand washing caused cross
contamination of products: in half of the cases, participants distributed
microflora on spice containers during cooking
hamburgers, and in 11% of cases – left the bacteria on the handles
the fridge.

Carmen Rottenberg, and. Assistant Minister of Security
Food Department of the United States Department of Agriculture noted:
�”We cannot see, sense, or hear the smell of bacteria, but
properly washing hands, able to protect the family from infectious
diseases – to prevent bacterial contamination of food
products and surfaces in the kitchen. “

The results of an experiment conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture
US farms point to likely impaired handwashing skills.
In a previous study by the University of Michigan
(Michigan State University) in 2013 it was proved that only 5
% of people wash their hands properly.

How to wash your hands? It’s simple:

  • Wet your hands thoroughly with running clean water;
  • Close the tap and apply soap on the skin;
  • Wet your hands and rub them together thoroughly with soap and water.
    Pay attention to the backs of the hands, the areas between the fingers and
    under the nails;
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds;
  • Rinse the soap with running water;
  • Dry your hands with a clean towel, napkin or hot
    by air.

Many people who participated in the experiment did not use
clean towels for wiping hands, which is also a factor
spread of bacteria. In a recent University study
Mauritius (University of Mauritius) proved that 49 out of 100
E. coli and
Staphylococcus aureus (Staphylococcus aureus) – bacteria,
that are commonly found in the body or on the skin
person Причем  самыми загрязненными оказались полотенца,
used for several purposes (wiping surfaces,
dishes, hands).

Proper hand washing is a pledge of health and the best
prevention of foodborne infectious diseases
by.

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