Handwashing - Persuasive

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I. INTRO: - Think about all of the things that you touched today — from the telephone to the toilet. Maybe you blew your nose in a tissue, opened a door, typed on a public keyboard, or handled money. - Whatever you did today, you came into contact with other people’s germs. It 's really easy for a germ on your hand to end up in your mouth. Especially when the average person touches their face approximately 600 times a day or 3-5 times a minute, according to the Austin Urgent Care website. o Each new flu season we seem to be bombarded with endless suggestions on ways to keep sickness at bay: vitamins, herbs, sanitizers, vaccines–you name it. But the most effective way to prevent illness (which usually escapes us …show more content…

Not a very effective way of cleaning them. (Slide) ▪ 20 soap and water • Reduced number but wasn’t enough to kill them all (Slide) ▪ 40 seconds soap and water • Rather effective but still doesn’t get them all. The study suggests a full minute is best but the important thing is to reduce the number of bacteria on your hands. So 40 seconds is adequate. (Slide) ▪

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