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Handwashing From the Morgue!
The importance of handwashing cannot be over
stressed. "It is a fact that handwashing reduces the spread of
hand-transmitted pathogens, bacteria and viruses. These dangerous microbes can not
only make you ill, they can be life threatening."
|I ordered a dozen of your "Germ Farm" posters. They
were so attractive I had all 12 of them framed! They are great
attenion getters that make people smile as well as scrub up! Jan
Valentin Cedar Haven Nursing Home Pa
Handwashing posters by Brain Grease can help
serious illnesses by reminding people to "scrub'
Durable index stock 11x17 Great attention
This poster is a real winner! New Improved!
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Handwashing Tips Learned in 1840's in the Morgue!
Hundreds of studies confirming the benefits of
handwashing have been publicized. In the 1840's Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis was an
assistant in the maternity wards of a Vienna hospital. He noted that the mortality
rate in the delivery room staffed by medical students was three times higher than
another delivery room staffed by midwives.
He also observed that the medical students were working on
cadavers in another room and then going directly to the
delivery room. He reasoned that the medical students leaving the autopsy room
were infecting the birthing mothers causing the spread of disease.
Doctor Semmelweis then ordered all personnel to wash their
hands in a chlorinated solution before examining women in
labor. The results were astounding with a drop in mortality to less than one
percent. Even though this test proved the importance of handwashing, the
doctors remained skeptical.
Doctor Semmelweis moved on to another
hospital and experienced similar success with his handwashing program. It is
considered ironic today that Doctor Semelweis died from an infection caused from
Streptococcus pyogenes, one of the germs controlled by
Hand to Mouth Infection
How many times do people wipe their mouths with their hands?
How many times to people place their fingers in their mouths to take out gum or to
dislodge something stuck in their teeth? What about all that "finger food we all
What microbes are on our hands when they touch our mouths?
Let's give you and idea of what could be happening.
Every hand you shake, every hand rail you touch, every door
knob, every light switch, every counter top, every dog you pet...simply everything
you touch can place dangerous germs on your hands. Maybe a flu bug, a cold, or a
case of diarrhea won't kill you, but even these diseases can be life threatening to
some people. It is not just about you, it's about all those people around
Anti-Biotic Resistant Strains of Germs
Does all this talk about the
importance of handwashing sound
exaggerated? Consider the person with
anti-biotic resistant staff infection found working on Meals
on Wheels recently in upstate NY! A great panic resulted with the only hope in this
dire situation was "handwashing."
"If he is a handwasher",
the doctor said, "we are in OK shape." Staphylococcus
aureus is a germ to worry about. If he weren't a
handwasher, what a terrible threat to all those recipients of the
Meals on Wheels! Let's hope that the man was a handwasher!
The importance of handwashing can be assessed by looking at a list
of germs found on human hands. Here are a few:
flexneri...causes vomiting, headache,
pyrogens...causes tonsilitis, sore throats, scarlet
- Salmonella ...
causes severe diarrhea, stomach pain, dizzyness,
- Rhino virus...over 200
strains causing great misery in the form of
vulgaris...urinary tract infextions
- Hepatitis A...vomiting,
liver disorders, jaundice
- Escherichia coli
0157 ...kidney failure, uncontrollable fever,
- Rotavirus ...55,000
children hopitalized with this each year
encephalitis, neonatal sepsis, myocarditis, and chronic
- Coxsackie virus...sore
throat, abdominal discomfort, or nausea
Value...Handwashing posters get "other people" to wash
their hands. This helps us all avoid contacting germs called
customers consist of corporations,
hospitals, universities, schools, day care centers, retirement homes, and
government health agencies. State health agencies influenced us to give a
special discount to orders of 1,000 or more.
You will find our posters displayed at Harvard
University and many of the hospitals in the Boston area. If you
wish to order a thousand posters or more, please email us or call us for a special
discount. Contact details below.
|Quantities may be limited, so order now to meet
future needs. Any event dealing with health and handwashing
initiatives will be enhanced with these posters. For guraranteed
delivery for your event, order now.
See Order buttons below: Order now...Why wait for a health
Minimum Order...6 Posters.
1 Germ Farm Poster $10.00 + $2.00 S
6 Charts $28.00 + $8.00
S&H Shipped Priority Mail
Why Wash Hands Posters Below:
100 Charts $300.00 Free
100 Why Wash Hands Posters
These posters come with a satisfaction
guarantee! Place your order in confidence. If you
are not delighted with them, we will return your money! This shows how
confident we are that you will love them!
Contact: Brain Grease 518-854-3088 6 West
Broadway, Salem, PO Box 285, NY 12865
PS Congratulations! Your order for handwashing posters is a positive
step in motivating people to wash their hands. You
are taking an active step in promoting a habit that leads to better health