Germs! They are everywhere and they can get us sick. But, the good news is we have lots of way to keep them away.
Definition: Germs are microorganisms, which can cause disease.
The types of germs include: bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa
The first defense we have against germs is soap! Washing your hands frequently is very important.
When to wash your hands:
- before and after handling food or eating
- after using the restroom
- before and after treating a cut or wound
- after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
- after touching garbage
How to wash your hands, according to the CDC:
What you need:
- glow in the dark powder
- black light
- Add 1 tsp of glow in the dark powder to 2 Tbsp lotion
- Rub the lotion mixture into your hands
- Hover the black light over your hands and observe
- Wash your hands according to CDC guidelines
- Hover your clean hands under the black light again and observe
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