In recent years, there has been a steady decline in the promotion of hygiene practices in modern homes, mainly due to changing family demands and structure (Scott, 2013). Children are usually taught to wash their hands when they are young, but reinforcement of hand washing by parents often decreases when children reach school (Guinan, 2002).
Recommendations for Hand Washing at Home and at School
The CDC (2015) provides these practical hand washing guidelines:
When to wash your hands:
How to wash your hands:
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