Over the past 100 years, human life expectancy has grown from 31 in the early 20th century to nearly 70 years old today.
How did humans create such a huge miracle? An ordinary activity that is almost ignorant and almost ignored, plays an important role in this journey, that is, washing hands.
First, why should you wash your hands?
Humans suddenly realized the importance of washing their hands after suffering a very painful loss.
The fall is the high incidence of influenza, and the prevalence of influenza A (H1N1) virus is also on the rise.
It is understood that the influenza A (H1N1) virus spreads into the air through the droplets sprayed from the patient, can adhere to the object, and survives for a long time, and the important medium for transmitting these bacteria is the human hand.
Experiments have shown that more than 400,000 bacteria stick to a person’s hand. People who touch their nose, eyes, mouth and other parts at least three times an hour may create opportunities for pathogen transmission.
“The vast majority of infectious diseases can be prevented through proper hand hygiene. In addition to preventing respiratory infections, it is necessary to pay attention to the cleaning and disinfection of hands.”
According to experts, since influenza A virus can be transmitted through contact, it is best to wash your hands with soap and warm water several times a day, especially in areas affected by the flu epidemic.
However, in real life, quite a few people have not developed good hand-washing habits, and there are even some misunderstandings: some are too lazy to wash their hands, and some use hand rubs and paper towels to wash them.
Some do not use soap and hand sanitizer, and some have just washed out a little foam and immediately rushed out, which is not in line with the basic requirements of scientific hand washing.
Second, why do children not pay attention to washing hands?
Although the slogan that young children should wash their hands before and after meals can be said to be familiar, but in fact many children can’t do it.
Due to the limitations of cognitive development of young children, lack of understanding of related concepts and causal relationships such as health, bacteria, diseases, etc., combined with the special way of existence of germs, the relationship between the health of children and the initiation of diseases is unclear, and it is often troublesome to wash their hands. Do not wash carefully.
Washing hands and cutting nails can clean your hands, eliminate bacteria, avoid the spread of diseases and various diseases caused by germs, and help to ensure the health of the fetus.
Is your child like this?
1: Do not understand the importance of washing hands, did not develop the habit of washing hands before and after meals.
2: When you wash your hands, it will be perfunctory, wash it a little, wipe it and finish it.
3: I think that the hand is not black and it is very clean.
Third, the benefits of washing hands for children
Hands have the most opportunities to get in touch with the outside world, and it is also the easiest to get all kinds of pathogens, especially those who can’t keep their hands, and want to touch them everywhere.
If you use these small dirty hands to grab food, rub your eyes, and touch your nose, the bacteria will take the opportunity to enter the baby’s body, causing various diseases.
Regularly washing your hands properly can significantly reduce the various pathogens on your hands and prevent colds, diarrhea, pneumonia, meningitis, hepatitis, and bacterial dysentery.
Therefore, washing hands can be said to be the simplest and most effective disease prevention measure in daily life, and the first line of defense against disease.