A recent press release from the Ministry of Health suggests that effective hand hygiene plays an important role in helping to curb the spread of germs that may cause illness such as the H1N1 virus.
This has been corroborated by the Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Experts agree many of the most common germs that cause illness are transmitted by hand. Hand hygiene may be achieved by washing hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand gel sanitizer.
Purell, an American hand sanitizer, is now in Botswana and distributed by Kutz and Tutz, a 100% citizen-owned company that started operations in January 2009. Purell can be used in the workplace, schools, corporate, health, and food services. It kills up to 99% of most germs that may cause illness.
Did you know the average amount of germs the things that we use in our offices possesses?
Phone: 25,127 germs per sq. in
Mouse: 1.676 germs per sq. in
Keyboard: 3.295 germs per sq. in
Desktop: 20.961 germs per sq.in
Toilet seats have only 49 germs per square inch compared to your desk. How do they get on your desk? Think about it.
Your housekeeping staff cleans toilets regularly, but personal areas are rarely cleaned as thoroughly. We are surrounded by germs! And every
time we cough or blow our nose, germs multiply.
When to put Purell to Work.
1. After you shake hands
2. Before you snack or eat lunch at your desk
3. After using the restroom
4. After handling money
5. Every time you return to desk
6. After getting coffee, using the vending machine or visiting other shared areas
7. When you cough, sneeze or blow your nose
8. Before you leave work for the day
9. Don’t take nasty germs home with you
Fight the spread of germs, just one touch and germs spread. Germs that make you sick can remain active on hand surfaces for hours on even days. Everything you touch connects you to lots of other people’s germs.
Kutz and Tutz are giving away three hampers that contain a bottle of Purell Hand Sanitizer, a Classic Holder and a Purell hand wipe.
To enter the competition, please send the answer to the following question to: [email protected]
What percentage of disease causing germs does Purell kill?
Please do not forget to include your full name and phone numbers. The closing date for entrees is Thursday, July 23, 2009.
Sunday Standard thanks all who have participated in all its give-away competitions but would like to remind past winners to collect their prizes or vouchers at Sunday Standard, Commerce Park, Plot 104, Moores Rowland, Unit 21.
The following are winners of a home delivery of fruit and vegetables from Mr Veg @ home and will be contacted on when they will receive their gifts.