Healthy habits such as washing your hands often can protect you from getting germs or spreading them

at home or school. Actions like covering your mouth and nose with a tissue instead of your hands when coughing or sneezing can stop germs and prevent illnesses. This is also why you shouldn’t put your fingers in your eyes, nose or mouth. More than two hundred million microbs roam on your hands. Some of them can cause food poisoning, colds, flue and several infections. Around 80 per cent of common infections are caused when touching contaminated surfaces such as sinks, door handles, and many more. This is why making a habit of washing your hands with soap before eating and after using the toilet can save lives.

Let’s work: 1.-How often do you wash your hands? ___________________________________________________ 2.-How long does it take you to wash your hands? ___________________________________________________ 3.-Ask your friends and complete the chart: Name 0 seconds 5 seconds 10 seconds 15 seconds 20 seconds

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