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Now wash your hands..

The story on the BBC today about food poisoning .. e-coli being spread by "faeces from one person entering the mouth of another" .. WTF.

Actually got me thinking that today, before it's even lunchtime I've probably shook hands with more than 20 people. Then touched my food, my face etc.

We all wash our hands, no?
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Old 23.10.2019, 12:23
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We all wash our hands, no?
I did all my food hygiene certificates in the UK 25yrs ago, so I possibly wash my hands more than the average person. We were also taught how to wash your hands correctly (it's a thing).
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Old 23.10.2019, 12:26
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I did all my food hygiene certificates in the UK 25yrs ago, so I possibly wash my hands more than the average person. We were also taught how to wash your hands correctly (it's a thing).
Maybe people also need to learn to clean their ass properly
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Old 23.10.2019, 12:31
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The story on the BBC today about food poisoning .. e-coli being spread by "faeces from one person entering the mouth of another" .. WTF.

Actually got me thinking that today, before it's even lunchtime I've probably shook hands with more than 20 people. Then touched my food, my face etc.

We all wash our hands, no?
No, not from what I observe out there

I noticed one day that first thing I do when I come home is wash my hands. It was not a deliberate decision, it seems it just became a habit somehow.

You can drive yourself crazy thinking about that (holding on in the tram, closing a toilet-stall door which someone had to open before even getting to the sinks ......) Watch some restaurant staff goint to the toilet in their work-gear (that is actually officially illegal), what's the point in the lady at the butcher departement wearing gloves if she touches her nose with them or in some cases even money?
Or you can just do your own part.


And these people, who constantly touch their face for no reason (have you ever notice HOW MANY do this alle blooming time?) should stop doing that
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Old 23.10.2019, 12:38
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Re: Now wash your hands..

I usually wash my hands before preparing food or eating, when I get home or into the office and, obviously, after using the toilet.

I tend not to go nuts over keeping everything clinically clean because I think that's just as bad, but at the other end of the scale.

Seems to work. I'm rarely sick.

There's a bloke I sometimes see on the tram who will stand by the door with his hands in his pockets and waits for someone to press the "open doors" button, presumably so he doesn't have to mucky his hands. That's going to a whole new level of hygiene-freak...
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I tend not to go nuts over keeping everything clinically clean because I think that's just as bad, but at the other end of the scale.

Seems to work. I'm rarely sick.
Same here. "Tha's gorra eat a peck o' muck afore tha dies" Builds up your immune system.
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Old 23.10.2019, 13:26
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Same here. "Tha's gorra eat a peck o' muck afore tha dies" Builds up your immune system.
Not really. It's one of those myths that's so often repeated it's accepted as real. Your "immune system" can be diminished if you're in poor health for other reasons, but even in the best of health a pathogen will still get through unless you've had previous exposure to that very same pathogen

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Seems to work. I'm rarely sick.
It's mostly not a case of your own hygiene, or lack thereof, keeping yourself from getting sick, but that of others. Sure, if you sanitise after every potential contact you can stop stuff getting from hand to mouth, but the important point is that by washing properly you're not passing anything else on to anyone.

You will rarely get sick from contact with your own faecal matter, but others might (and importantly, vice versa).
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Old 23.10.2019, 13:29
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You will rarely get sick from contact with your own faecal matter, but others might (and importantly, vice versa).
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Old 23.10.2019, 13:36
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Old 23.10.2019, 13:39
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Pathogens that have passed through your gut have already been exposed to your immune system, which has stopped them doing you any harm, e.g. once they penetrate into the bloodstream they've been neutralised. So you alreadu have an immunity to them other people may not.
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Re: Now wash your hands..

I always carry one of those small bottles of hand sanitizer with me in my bag, for when I can not easily go to a basin and wash my hands after really yucky situations.

Possibly a 'deformation professionelle' having trained in a nursing profession and worked in hospitals and seen a bit too much what germs can do.....however, my home is clean but not clinically clean, I rather spend some free time otherwise than cleaning.

My offspring all played in mud and were caked in it from top to toe occasionally ........and are quite healthy.
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Old 23.10.2019, 13:49
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Pathogens that have passed through your gut have already been exposed to your immune system, which has stopped them doing you any harm, e.g. once they penetrate into the bloodstream they've been neutralised. So you alreadu have an immunity to them other people may not.
That could take recycling to whole new, and rather weird, level.
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Re: Now wash your hands..

My constantly fearful in-laws will compulsively use hand sanitizer when we are out to dinner...I counted 24 times once and was nauseous from the smell of sanitizer alcohol. Luckily we only see them once a year.

I wash my hands like a normal human, after the bathroom, changing cat litter, after being out in public using credit card machines/taking public transport, and handling raw meat. I will use a bit of hand sanitizer after leaving the pharmacy, just seems to be wise. Hardly ever sick.
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Old 23.10.2019, 13:52
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That could take recycling to whole new, and rather weird, level.
Recycling poo is nothing to be sniffed at I'll have you know...
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Re: Now wash your hands..

I go yucky when I go to a public loo and the seat is warm.............THE SEAT IS WAAAAARM!
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Old 23.10.2019, 14:15
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That could take recycling to whole new, and rather weird, level.
Not hear of those who think drinking your pee is super healthy?
While it will not harm them I kind of doubt my body would put it out if it felt it's ingredients were valuable for me.

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I go yucky when I go to a public loo and the seat is warm.............THE SEAT IS WAAAAARM!
Never sat on a bare public loo-seat, wouldn't know.
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Same here. "Tha's gorra eat a peck o' muck afore tha dies" Builds up your immune system.
Tha's gean some good advice there lass.
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Re: Now wash your hands..

I don't use public loos unless I'm 100% desperate.
And the amount of people that don't wash gets me mad.
I will use a tissue to open the door.
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Never sat on a bare public loo-seat, wouldn't know.
WTF? Is this just an American thing, or what? What do you think is going to be on the seat that's going to damage your arse?
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WTF? Is this just an American thing, or what? What do you think is going to be on the seat that's going to damage your arse?
Maybe the Japanese live so long because they actually clean their ass ..
Here in the west we tend to just dry it with a piece of paper.
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