Raise a Hand for Hygiene in 2015


Today is Global Handwashing Day. While the debate over the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccinations rages on, all can agree that washing our hands with soap and water kills germs and prevents the spread of disease.

Hand washing is an easy way to promote health. But as every parent is well aware, getting little ones to wash their hands can be as difficult as getting them to sit still for a vaccination. That’s one of the reasons we just wrapped up a Kandoo® Moisturizing Hand Soap online giveaway. Using fun soaps help promote good hand washing habits in children.

According to the Mayo Clinic, we should all be washing our hands whenever they look dirty and before the following activities:

  • Preparing food or eating
  • Treating wounds, giving medicine, or caring for a sick or injured person
  • Inserting or removing contact lenses

As well as after the following activities:

  • Preparing food, especially raw meat or poultry
  • Using the toilet or changing a diaper
  • Touching an animal or animal toys, leashes or waste
  • Blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing into your hands
  • Treating wounds or caring for a sick or injured person
  • Handling garbage, household or garden chemicals, or anything that could be contaminated — such as a cleaning cloth or soiled shoes
  • Shaking hands with others

And did you know there is a proper way to go about the task of washing your hands? Here’s a step-by-step hand-washing guide.

Congratulations to our contest winner, Syretta Oliver of Greensboro. We hope you enjoy celebrating Global Handwashing Day as you await the arrival of your Kandoo® Moisturizing Hand Soap.

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