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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Center for Disease Control-Hand Hygiene

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

  • Children contract approximately 6-10 colds per year; adults get 2-4
  • It is estimated public schools lose $30-$40 per day from their budget for each day a student is absent
  • Teachers lose an average of 5.5 days per year due to contagious illnesses
  • Every year, more than 165 million school days are lost due to illness. It is believed that a great number of these days could be reduced if children merely washed their hands properly and regularly.
  • When washing with soap and water is not readily convenient, use of [properly researched] hand sanitizing products is recommended

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