HEALTH: Best practice for school germs good old fashioned hand washing practices

Updated: Tuesday, August 12 2014, 09:36 PM CDT
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Back to school check-list..
Pencils, notebook, backpack and hand sanitizer?
Which one might be a waste of your money?

A single squirt is that really all it takes to keep kids from getting sick
In school? Not so, according to a new study that says these alcohol-based gels are no protection against sick days.

Researchers in New Zealand compared kids aged 5 to 11 all the children
Were educated in hand washing and hygiene.  But half used hand sanitizers placed in their classrooms.

In both groups, sick days were roughly the same over a five-month period.
In short, having hand sanitizer in classrooms was no better than just teaching kids to wash their hands.

Bottom line for parents you might want to spend an getting back to the basics: Teaching your child good hand washing and hygiene.  It might mean fewer bottles of hand sanitizer and fewer sniffles.

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HEALTH: Best practice for school germs good old fashioned hand washing practices
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