Hand washing is easy to do and is the best way to help prevent the spread of illness. Learn when and how to wash your hands and get tips on what to teach your kids.
Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Germs can spread from other people or surfaces when you:
Your hands touch a lot throughout the day, and consequently pick up a lot of bacteria and viruses. It is good practice to wash your hands frequently throughout the day, but make sure you and your children wash your hands especially at these key moments:
After you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts, or electronic cashier registers/screens, etc.
Before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth because that’s how germs enter our bodies.
In the absence of water and soap, please use antibacterial hand sanitizer or antibacterial personal wipes to keep your hands clean.
Follow these six steps every time to Wash Your Hands the Right Way
Step 1: Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply Lysol Antibacterial Handsoap.
Step 2: Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
Step 3: Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
Step 4: Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
Step 5: Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them
Step 6: Use the towel or your elbow to turn off the faucet.
Hand washing is key to your children’s health. From sharing pencils in class, to swapping lunches, to drinking from the water fountain – kids pass a lot of germs while they are at school. Make sure your kids know how to wash their hands with these tips.
Washing your hands is quick, easy, and is one of the most effective ways to help prevent illness. Adopt this simple habit and help protect your children’s health.
Please note: Please always use Lysol products as directed on the label.