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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 prevent

serious illnesses by reminding people to "scrub' em!"



 Germ Farm Poster motivates people to scrub 'em! Why Wash Hnds shows why and names germs    Stop Superbugs by handwashing!

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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 handwashing!

 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 love eat?"

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 you.

  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:

  • Shigella flexneri...causes vomiting, headache, diarrhea  
  • Streptococcus pyrogens...causes tonsilitis, sore throats, scarlet fever,impetigo  
  • Salmonella ... causes severe diarrhea, stomach pain, dizzyness, fever  
  • Rhino virus...over 200 strains causing great misery in the form of colds  
  • Proteus vulgaris...urinary tract infextions  
  • Hepatitis A...vomiting, liver disorders, jaundice  
  • Escherichia coli 0157 ...kidney failure, uncontrollable fever, death  
  • Rotavirus ...55,000 children hopitalized with this each year  
  • Echovirus...meningitis, encephalitis, neonatal sepsis, myocarditis, and chronic infection  
  • 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 "superbugs."


Our 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.

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  Brain Grease, 6 West Broadway, PO Box 285, Salem, NY 12865

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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 for everyone.