Washing hands – Avoiding illnesses © Siemens Stiftung 2016 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Washing hands – Avoiding illnesses

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Information sheet:
Germs can enter our bodies via our hands. We can protect ourselves against germs through careful hygiene of the hands.

English, German, Spanish (CREA)
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2017-07-11
The information sheets answers the following questions:
• What diseases can the germs cause?
• How can diseases be spread via our hands?
• How can the transmission of germs via the hands be prevented?
In addition, it provides useful tips on how to wash hands properly.

Information and ideas:
In context of hand washing, the significance of the skin’s protective acid mantle can be addressed as well as the possible risks of excessive use of soap.
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Information sheet
Biology; Chemistry
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Acids; Base (chemistry); Detergent; Health education; Hygiene; Oxygen; Skin; Tensides
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