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why should people wash their hands?

A: Hand washing prevents infection and illnesses. Hand washing prevents spreading illness from family member to family member and even into the community. Hands should be washed after sneezing, coughing and going to the bathroom to prevent the spreading of germs. This habit is an immediate means of hygiene and disease prevention. Frequent hand washing can kill most germs and bacteria just by simple warm water and a mild soap. It is especially recommended when around sick people, after sneezing or personal elimination and before preparing food other people will eat. Many germs and illnesses can be spread by

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why should people wash their hands?

A: Hand washing prevents infection and illnesses. Hand washing prevents spreading illness from family member to family member and even into the community. Hands should be washed after sneezing, coughing and going to the bathroom to prevent the spreading of germs. This habit is an immediate means of hygiene and disease prevention. Frequent hand washing can kill most germs and bacteria just by simple warm water and a mild soap. It is especially recommended when around sick people, after sneezing or personal elimination and before preparing food other people will eat. Many germs and illnesses can be spread by

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why don''t people wash their hands after being on the toilet?

A: First of all - you don''t ''need'' antibacterial soap - regular soap does the job just as well.From my understanding - it''s laziness...there''s really no other reason for it. LAZYBONEZ, these peeps should wash there hands instead of giving us swine flu and shiz Yeah its got to be laziness. Cause washing you hands doesnt make you a clean freak. Or maybe they like their hands to smell like pee? Its gross I think they don''t care. I think about it mostly when I''m in a public restroom, opening doors and shaking hands. Gross!!!...


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should you say something if you see a colleague (or stranger) not wash their hands after using a public restroom?

A: If he/she''s a stranger, there''s now way I''m going to tell him/her that. First, I don''t really talk to strangers, it''s not safe somehow. Second, the person might get offended and third, I don''t have to mind other people''s business as far as ''hygiene'' is concern. If he/she''s my friend, then telling him/her will be a good idea... maybe he/she just forgot to do so or maybe there are other reasons (though I doubt they''d be valid though, lol). It''s for his/her own good anyway and since we''re pretty close to each other, it''s really not a big deal. ;) I wouldn''t make remarks about someone''s personal hygeine unless they were truly nasty. There are germs everywhere and I''m not particularly afraid of them, but then I''m generally...


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I was at a restraunt with my wife, and the waiter didnt wash his hands after doing No 2, however I didnt tell?

A: Dude you have a serious problem.. Im kinda thinking your lying about being married, that your a 12 year old kid who thinks poop is funny and you come up with questions for giggles and sh*ts.. Every question you ask is in regards to poop.. you need help man. Here''s news: a *lot* of people don''t wash their hands after no. 2. In some cultures, you''re a ''wussy'' or weak or lame if you wash after the bathroom. These people are out there right now...touching the money, doorknobs, railings and buttons that you will touch 2 minutes from now... Wild stuff. Call the restaurant ASAP and report this, otherwise the waiter is going to continue to make others sick. You can...


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With all the bad germs out there, can we wash our hands too much?

A: no- but frequent handwashing to can problems, so be sure to moisturize well. Actually yeah, and using Antibacterial soap is not a great thing either...all of us using it and washing our hands all of the time, and using that liquid sanitizer stuff makes the germs around us able build up a resistance to these things and become stronger and more potent when they do get into our bodies. This is also why docs say not to take antibiotics if you don''t need them...germs just build up defenses against it and can become stronger and untreatable. I dont think we could wash outr handds too much because we need to wash our hands!! The thing is that we dont

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What do I have to do, to get my 15 year old to wash his hands, after going to the bathroom?

A: Tell him it''s gross and he can get ringworm. stand outside the bathroom door and WATCH him wash hands when he is done.. That is gross... isn;t he old enough to know this is what you should do... A 2 year old is taught this SCREAM at him about if for about a week. I mean at the TOP of your lungs. My mom did this when I was a kid. For a week she went on a rampage, because my brother and I would always leave stuff out, especially in the kitchen. We''d leave the peanut butter out, bread, etc. She SCREAMED HER HEAD OFF AT US and SMACKED US AROUND for about a week over it. It WORKED. To this day, when I''m at her house, I NEVER leave anything out. Even in my own apartment, I have an automatic compulsion to put things away when I''m done with...


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should people with AIDS be able to work in the Food Service industry?

A: There shouldn''t be any reason why not. If the hypothetical person still wants the job with food, then it''s that person''s choice. The chances of bleeding into the food is highly remote and unless that person is handling knives all day, where''s the risk? Frankly, I think it would be more harmful if a person had the flu. Yes! Most food service companies require a food handler''s license and are inspected by the local health department. As long as safe food handling procedures are followed there is no reason to not hire them. I suspect that the person with AIDS would be more at risk from catching something from working in a food service industry than the other way around. Certainly -- why do

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Does it disgust you when people sneeze into their hands?

A: Yeah, I''ve noticed that too. I mean cover your mouth, but not with your hand that you''re going to around touching things with. as long as they wash afterwards or use a hand sanitizer.im ok with it,you dont always have a handkerchief w/you at all times if you do then by all means use it.... Doing this is the same as blowing it into the air--it is sharing. people don''t realize they have caught their germs into their hands and the next thing they touch is sharing what they caught. My source for this is common sense. handkerchiefs are a breeding ground just sitting in your warm pocket waiting to explode. mixing with everything in your pockets... Money, sweets, keys, phone etc etc.... instead...


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Does washing your hands really help prevent the spread of the flu virus?

A: Because your hands are what is in contact with others. It is also what you touch everything with. By eliminating your hand germs you also eliminate you rubbing the germs in your eyes or mouth. Yes, washing your hands helps the spread of the flu virus and other viruses as well. As a rule of thumb, I always wash my hands thoroughly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds when I get home after being out. I make extra sure that I do not rub my eyes, touch my mouth or nose before doing so. The germs on the hands are very easily transmitted through openings in the body. There are other methods to help prevent the spread of the flu. If you do have the flu, you can make sure others don''t get it as readily by...


 
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