People frequently touch their eyes, nose, and moth without even realizing it—spreading germs that can make us sick.
are living on each square centimeter of skin on your hands at this moment.
Most people do not wash their hands long enough. Rub your hands together for 20 seconds—the length of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.
Globally, illnesses such as diarrhea and influenza cause more than 3 million deaths per year — mostly children. Many of these deaths can be prevented by simple hygiene practices such as hand-washing with soap.