Proper Way of Hand Washing

Research shows that the hands of women harbor more bacteria than men. According to the researchers, our hands have roughly 150 different species of bacteria. The researchers laid some possible reasons for women having more bacteria (on their hands) than men.

Acidic skin of men
Most bacteria cannot survive acidic environment.

Other Factors
Sweat, hormones, and different use of cosmetics can play important role in bacterial diversity.

Non-pathogens
But let us not worry ladies because most of these bacteria are non-pathogens. Ergo, they are harmless.

Hand Washing
But whether you're a man or a woman, your hands (and my hands) are still the favorite portal of any diseases that surround us. Therefore, hand washing is of the essence in fighting against deadly foes, even though the study revealed that hand washing alone cannot kill bacteria.

Hand washing is the act of cleansing by rubbing both hands with soap and water. Furthermore, hand washing can help obliterate those pathogenic organisms colonizing on the palms of our hands.

There are thousands or even millions of children die each year from diarrhea. But high cases of diarrhea have been reported in the third world country where proper hygiene is neglected.

Escherichia, Enterobacter, Pseudomonas, Chlamydia ,just to name a few, are everywhere. Imagine yourself holding them with your bare hands, unknowingly, and then at 6 pm, dinner is served. You forgot to wash those dirty hands for some reason. While eating your scrumptious meal, you are also swallowing the bacteria causing you: to feel nauseated, to vomit, and frequent visit to the bathroom. That is your body's way of telling you, "Goodness gracious, why can't you simply follow proper hygiene."
Proper Hand Washing Technique
Proper Way of Hand Washing
But if you'd ask me, "Is there a proper way of handwashing?" Well, aside from rubbing your hands with soap and water, yes, there is.

The photo on the right (from doh.gov.ph) will show you how to properly wash those dirty hands of yours.

I don’t think hand washing before eating will take too much of your time. Practicing this healthy habit will definitely save you from visiting your cute doctor.

Related Topics:
Why You Should Eat Fruits and Vegetables
Your Basal Metabolic Rate
Dermatologists: Skin Safety Campaign

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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mr.tech said...

nice blog and info on hand washing. i love reading blogs related to proper care of things and nature and self. Me

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