Handwashing is among the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.
How Viruses and Bacteria Spread
Washing hands regularly is the best way to prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to another. Germs can spread from different sources including air, or surfaces when
- Touching your nose, eyes, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Preparing or consuming food and drinks with dirty hands
- Touching a contaminated surface or objects
- Blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing into hands and then touching someone or everyday objects
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. However, alcohol based hand sanitizers only last for minutes. Our GoldShield 24-hour hand sanitizer is carbon based and does not dry out your skin whatsoever. It actually softens your hands while protecting them for up to 24 hours.