Friday, May 10, 2013

Hand Washing

Believe it or not, hand washing is very, very, very important.  Yes, we carry hand sanitizer and it is posted in various places in the stores, offices, etc.  Hand sanitizer  is only a "temporary fix", you should still wash your hands with soap and water as soon as you can. 

Most contamination occurs from hand to mouth.  Most surfaces harbor germs anywhere from 3 to 72 hours (like the cold and flu viruses) or sometimes as long as 7 days.  When you wash your hands you should suds them for up to 20 seconds or the happy birthday song 2 times then rinse your hands.  Washing your hands is essential to keeping you healthy.