of Hand Washing
experts say the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease
is for people to wash their hands with soap and water.
World Bank, the United Nations, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical
Medicine carried out a study to urge hand- washing around the world. They
say that programs to increase hand- washing with soap could be among the most
effective ways to reduce infectious disease. They say that one-million
lives could be saved each year if people washed their hands with soap often.
say many diseases can be prevented from spreading by hand-washing. These include
pinworms, influenza, the common cold, hepatitis A, meningitis and infectious
destroys germs from other people, animals or objects a person has
touched. When people get bacteria on their hands, they can infect themselves by
touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Then these people can infect other people.
experts say the easiest way to catch a cold is to touch your nose or eyes
after someone nearby has sneezed or coughed. Another way to become sick
is to eat food prepared by someone whose hands were not clean.
experts say that hand-washing is especially important before and after preparing
food, before eating and after using the toilet. People should wash their hands
after handling animals or animal waste, and after cleaning a baby. The experts
say it is also a good idea to wash your hands after handling money and after
sneezing or coughing. And it is important to wash your hands often when someone
in your home is sick.
experts say the most effective way to wash your hands is to rub them together
after using soap and warm water. They say you do not have to use special
anti-bacterial soap. Be sure to rub all areas of the hands for about ten to
fifteen seconds. The soap and the rubbing action remove germs. Rinse the
hands with water and dry them.
say that people using public bathrooms should dry their hands with a paper towel
and use the towel to turn off the water. They also advise using the paper towel
to open the bathroom door before throwing the towel away. Nancy Steinbach.
importance of hand washing: pentingnya mencuci tangan
medical expert: ahli kesehatan
the spread of disease: penyebaran penyakit
carry out: melaksanakan
to reduce: untuk mengurangi
destroy: merusak, mematikan
to catch a cold: terserang demam/ dingin
germs: kuman-kuman penyakit