With a new school year in session Colon Surgeons of Charleston thought it would be a good time to remind everyone, not just kids, why it’s important to wash your hands after you use the restroom.
Feces contains a lot of germs such as Salmonella, E. coli O157 and Norovirus which can make people sick. A single gram of human feces—which is about the weight of a paper clip—can contain one trillion germs. These germs get on your hands and, if you don’t wash up properly, spread to places you touch, food you eat and to others.
By washing your hands, you rinse away those bathroom germs, protecting yourself and others. In addition to washing your hands, you might want to take some extra precautions when you’re in a public restroom. The fewer surfaces you touch, the better. You can use a paper towel to turn on the faucet and to open the door on your way out.
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