Handwashing Week officially began yesterday on the 16th, but you have six more days to wash your hands. This week is just a reminder to get those good hygiene habits in place before cold and flu season. As a mom, I like telling my girls that it is handwashing week since it sounds so official how could they not want to suds up their hands.
This week is sponsored by the company handwashingforlife, a for profit company dedicated to reducing the risk of foodborne illness. Even though this week is a marketing ploy, I can stand behind it. There is nothing bad about washing your hands.
Here are a few tips:
- Wash your hands for at least 15 seconds.
- Always wash your hands before handling food and after touching raw meat.
- Remember to wash your hands after playing with a pet. The pet may be dirty from rolling in lord knows what, but think of all the other people that touch your pet too!
- Antibacterial soap is not more effective than regular soap.
So suds up and get to it.