Why wash your hands?
A recent study found that one in six people’s mobile phones had poo on them and one in four people’s hands had traces of poo on them. That’s totally revolting! And not only is it revolting, it also spreads diseases like coughs, colds and sickness and diarrhoea, and no-one likes being ill!
To stay healthy, it’s really important that all members of the family wash their hands properly after using the toilet, before cooking and eating, after stroking pets or taking the rubbish bins out and after messy play.
- Make sure you use warm running water and soap.
- Rub your hands together until the soapy lather appears.
- Rinse your hands under warm running water and dry them with a clean towel or hand dryer.