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Something to Think About
By Ken Yovdu

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Hand Hold

BACKGROUND

Information: You are at a folk dance. After dancing a while, it is time for a break. You go to the refreshment table and pick up a brownie or a potato chip or even a carrot stick and into your mouth it goes.

Wait a moment! Didn't you just hold hands with maybe a dozen different people, who probably each held hands with maybe a dozen different people, who probably each held hands with a dozen others?

Also, maybe you pulled a cup from a stack, and since they are sitting upright, you probably touched the rims of several, just as the previous person did.

Did you wash your hands before eating and drinking?

Consider: We are told that most diseases are passed by touch, that half the men do not wash after visiting the toilet, and flu season is around the corner!


SOLUTION

Maybe we can suggest an easy solution: Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water is best, but if that is not viable, set out a pump bottle of ethanol, 60% or greater. If no one drinks it first, it will provide a relatively non-toxic hand sanitizer.

Or, set out a pump bottle of good ol' hand sanitizer!


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