Washing hands and legs:Our elders insist us to wash hands and legs as soon as we enter home and before we eat and drink. We may get irritated. But this is good habit for the following reasons:
Studies conducted by time to time show us why it is critical to wash hands and legs after returning home. When we step out, we come in contact with several materials that is touched by others. Following are some of the high touch areas that have microbes.
Toilet seat and cover, toilet flush, door handles and doorknobs, light switches, sinks, faucets, hand towels, handbags, recycle bags, tote bags, car steering wheel, furniture, reusable bags, appliances – door handle, Shopping carts and baskets, phones, desks and keyboards, ATM machines.
After coming in contact with so many high microbial areas, we must wash hands. If not, we will spread the germs to families and friends who come in contact with us through the materials at home that we touch. Similarly washing feet is important because we would have encounter feces, spit, blood, mucous, pets littering, rotten materials etc. Even if we wore covered shoes with socks it is best for health to wash feet after returning home to avoid sickness.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: March 30, 2023