Friday, November 6, 2009

Wash Your Hands!

Now, in the midst of the H1N1 flu pandemic, it's essential that we take measures to protect ourselves and our families from infection and illness.

Here's a statement from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Hand washing is the single most important prevention step for reducing disease transmission.”

Everything you touch has GERMS that were left there by other people. When you touch an object, you pick up GERMS. (Yuck!) Just think about this: Who else touched the doorknob, the toilet, the water faucet, the telephone, the book, the pencil, the mouse or the keyboard?

Cleaning your hands, with sanitizer or soap and water, is the ONLY way to stop those GERMS.

The November "On the Path to Good Health" exhibit in Youth Services features literature that explains the importance of hand washing. November is "National Healthy Skin Month." The exhibit is supported by Kaiser Permanente and the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends.
posted by jtb