Today is the start of “International Clean Hands Week” sponsored by the Clean Hands Coalition. They support initiatives to significantly improve health and save lives through clean hands.
Clean hands save lives
Handwashing is the single most important act you can do to prevent getting sick and making others sick. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 5,000 people die each year from food borne illness. Another 78 million become ill and between 79,000 and 96,000 people die from hospital infections each year. A direct link to many of these deaths is poor handwashing.
Handwashing is important for food safety, disease prevention and personal health. And it’s so easy! Use soap and water, scrub while singing the ABC song (that’s how long to scrub!), rinse and dry. Wash your hands: before you eat and after you use the bathroom; before, during and after preparing food; after handling animals or animal waste; after playing sports; after changing diapers; and anytime your hands are dirty.
And to support the effort and help you all celebrate, we are having a special this week on all of our beautiful handmade soap at Sirona Springs. Just use the discount code “CLEANHANDS” at checkout and receive 10% off your total order. This discount expires September 26, 2009.
Practice good handwashing, make it a habit and stay healthy!
Are you taking any special precautions for this upcoming flu season?