Influensatider, viktigt att tänka på handhygien! - Ecoestic Sweden

Influenza times, important to think about hand hygiene!

by Ecoestic Sweden on Jan 31, 2024

Hand washing is essential to reduce the risk of spreading and contracting diseases, especially infectious diseases such as colds, flu and gastrointestinal diseases. By washing your hands regularly with soap and water, you can remove bacteria, viruses and other infectious agents that may be on your hands. It is especially important to wash your hands before and after handling food, after using the toilet, after coughing or sneezing, and after being in public places or handling dirty objects. This simple measure can make a big difference to both one's own health and to reducing the spread of infection in society.

Alcohol gel is a practical option when soap and water are not available, especially when traveling or in places where hand washing facilities are not available. An advantage of alcohol gel is that it can effectively kill many types of bacteria and viruses on the hands. Its quick drying also makes it practical for use in situations where you need to clean your hands quickly. Alcohol gel can also be gentler on the skin than repeated washing with soap and water, provided it does not contain irritating additives. But it is important to remember that alcohol gel is not a complete replacement for soap and water, especially when hands are visibly dirty or contaminated with certain types of substances.

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