With a parade of germs following us around, one of the healthiest and easiest habits that we can adapt is to remember to wash your hands. Not only does washing your hands prevent spreading germs to other people, it also keeps you from spreading germs to yourself. You should always wash your hands before eating and especially after you have used the restroom or your own bathroom.

When you stop to think about it, germs are everywhere. If you consider how often you touch a door handle or shake someone else's hand, it can seem overwhelming to think about all the germs that you come into contact with every day. At best, washing your hands doesn't seem like it is nearly enough to rid yourself of germs that could potentially make you or someone else sick. However, when you go to any restaurant, you will most likely see posted signs to employees reminding them that it is against the law to not wash your hands prior to handling someone else's food.

One line of business in which washing your hands is very important is the child care or educational industry. Often times, parents will bring their children in to day care with runny noses or colds. It is not uncommon to have these children make the other children sick as well as their adult caretakers. This is one reason that all teachers in elementary schools are required to keep up-to-date on their flu shots and vaccinations. On the one hand, they don’t want to catch any colds that children might be bringing into the classroom and on the other hand, they don't want to spread their germs to the students.

Additionally, classrooms are excellent breeding grounds for germs because throughout the day, different children come into and out of the classroom in order to use the desks and school supplies. So, while it may be the responsibility of the janitorial crew to clean the classrooms at the end of the day, the teacher should also assume responsibility for cleaning up after the children at the end of each class period or a few times during the course of the day. Easy tasks such as wiping the desks off with some disinfectant wipes and/or asking the students to help clean up their areas can make a big difference.

Children need to be made aware from an early age how important personal hygiene is. Typically, this would be the obligation of the child's parents. However, teachers can certainly strengthen this idea by spending a few minutes each day with the class discussing how it is important to wash your hands and use a tissue if you have to sneeze blow your nose. A good practice to put in place is if a child needs to be excused to use the bathroom, the teacher will escort him or her to the bathroom and remind them that they need to make sure that when they are finished, they should wash their hands with soap and warm water.

Stay Germ Free

Two words that germs fear most are soap and water. Washing your hands thoroughly and often is the best way to keep germs at bay. Wash your hands every time you cough or sneeze, before you eat or prepare foods, after you use the bathroom, after you touch animals and pets, after you play outside, and after you visit a sick relative or friend.

Guardian Technologies™ offers air sanitizers for your home, office or classroom. Built-in UV-C technology uses uv light to kill germs and airborne bacteria.

Using our air sanitizers will result in breathing cleaner air. UV-C air sanitizers kill 99.9% of airborne germs.

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Stay one step ahead of germs by washing your hands and with the help of Guardian Technologies™.