Global Handwashing Day: How clean are your hands?
TORONTO – Thursday is Global Handwashing Day and whether it’s a quick rinse or thorough scrub, proper hand washing helps keep harmful germs away and protects people from getting people sick.
But does your handwashing routine do the trick?
An ultraviolet light and cream can now determine how well people wash their hands.
The newly introduced cream simulates where bacteria collects and an ultraviolet flash light identifies trouble spots.
“This is very simple technology that we use to demonstrate what you have to do adequately clean your hands,” said Dr. Allison McGeer, Mount Sinai Hospital’s director of Infection Control.