We are not washing our hands properly or for long enough! Let’s sing “Happy Birthday” TWICE

We should wash our hands for at least 20 seconds to be sure of removing all germs. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society said spending the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday TWICE is the only way to get rid of viruses and bacteria which can cause flu, colds, infections and upset stomachs.

Even when we remain unaffected by the bugs we carry, if we don’t wash our hands we can transmit infections which then become a real problem for those who are more vulnerable, such as CHILDREN and the ELDERLY, who may then need to be prescribed antibiotics.
The RPS’s poll of more than 2,000 people found that 84 per cent are not washing their hands for long enough and half skip a rinse despite touching animals, including pets.

 
  • September 29, 2017
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