Forgetting the simple task of washing your hands with soap and water can result in severe illness and even death, particularly among young children. This podcast discusses the importance of hand washing. Created: 10/25/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 10/25/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Clean Hands, Healthy Body
Global Handwashing Day — October 15, 2012
Recorded: October 23, 2012; posted: October 25, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Eating well, exercising regularly, and getting checkups are all important for staying healthy, but forgetting the simple task of washing your hands with soap and water can result in severe illness and even death, particularly among young children. Worldwide, more than two million children under five die from diarrheal disease and pneumonia every year. Frequent, proper hand washing can prevent a substantial number of these illnesses. Using soap is especially important because it removes germs better than washing your hands with water alone. Parents - set an example and encourage your children to wash their hands frequently with soap and water.
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