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Dr Klatz - importance of handwashing

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Posted on May 28, 2009, 1 p.m.

Dr Klatz discusses the importance of regularly washing hands to prevent illness. As much as 70% of cold and flu viruses are contracted by touching your face. Pathogens can survive for hours or even days on the surfaces of things we touch every day; coins, railings, buses, trains and many more surfaces. A recent study has found that 30% of men and women regularly don’t wash their hands after visiting the bathroom. Whilst it may not always be convenient to wash your hands, you can buy many portable sanitisation products including a hand gel or towels.

Posted on: 26 November 2007

Dr Klatz discusses the importance of regularly washing hands to prevent illness. As much as 70% of cold and flu viruses are contracted by touching your face. Pathogens can survive for hours or even days on the surfaces of things we touch every day; coins, railings, buses, trains and many more surfaces. A recent study has found that 30% of men and women regularly don’t wash their hands after visiting the bathroom. Whilst it may not always be convenient to wash your hands, you can buy many portable sanitisation products including a hand gel or towels.

Tags: germs, cold, flu, pathogens, cleanliness, hygiene, hand washing, sanitation gel

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