Prevention And Prevention Of Infectious Diseases

1280 Words Sep 12th, 2016 6 Pages
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Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the most important things you can do to prevent the risk of spreading diseases. Germs that cause colds, eye infections, and other illnesses can spread to the hands by sneezing, coughing, or rubbing the eyes and then can be transferred to other family members or friends (“CDC,” n.d.). To kill infection-causing germs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people wash for 15 to 20 seconds with soap, and water. However, in today’s fast paced environment, little things such as sufficient hygiene can be easily overlooked.
The issue that needs to be addressed, is how can we promote good hand washing habits efficiently, to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. For this reason, Kohler will be introducing the “Hygieia”. The Hygieia is a hands free motion detecting sink that dispenses water, and soap simultaneously. Each year, foodborne diseases contribute to approximately 76 million illnesses (“What Germs,” 2013). Improvement in handwashing practices amongst food workers’ is crucial to reducing the incidence of foodborne illnesses (“What Germs,” 2013).
The Hygieia will be first to market of its kind with the dual action soap, and water dispenser feature. This current solution has not been made available, which can lead to a new generation of faucets. With the same benefit as other sensor faucets, the new Hygieia will conserve up to 70% of water per use (“Benefits,” n.d.).
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