It is necessary not only remove visible dirt, but also desease-causing bacteria!
Good hand-washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses -from the common cold to more serious infections, such as meningitis, bronchiolitis, the flu, hepatitis A, and most types of infectious diarrhea.
Different situations where people can pick up “germs” include:
When hands are visibly soiled.
After using the washroom (includes changing diapers).
After blowing your nose or after sneezing in your hands.
Before and after eating, handling food, drinking or smoking.
After touching raw meat, poultry, or fish.
After handling garbage.
Visiting or caring for sick people.
Handling pets, animals or animal waste.
Take a look at the Proper hand-washing technique!