The world of science is doing a lot of work to understand how people can be better protected from the new type of coronavirus outbreak. One of the studies by Leeds University shows that the use of paper towels after hand washing is much more effective against the virus.
Global health officials say that you need to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to protect against the new type of coronavirus disease COVID-19, which continues to spread around the world and costs thousands of lives every day.
Under the head shouting of the authorities on this issue almost every day, dirty hands are one of the most effective ways to transmit microbes. Because when you touch frequently touched surfaces such as door handles or taps with your unclean hands, you can spread the disease and cause other people to become infected. In short, washing hands with soap for 20 seconds; It is one of the most important ways to protect yourself, your family and the people around you.
Washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water protects you from corona and other viruses
A small study by researchers from the University of Leeds in the UK revealed that pathogens left in unwashed hands can be removed using paper towels.
“We think that our findings are related to the control of the new type of coronavirus that is spreading worldwide. We should dry it with a paper towel after washing our hands. Thus, we can reduce the risk of infection and spread of the virus.”
Pathogens left in the hands that are not washed properly can be removed with a paper towel.
Bacteriophage, a harmless virus that infects bacteria, was infected by the hands of four participants. After washing their hands, the participants, which were installed with a paper towel or jet air dryer, touched various surfaces, including door handles, stair railings, telephones and stethoscope.
Researchers found that using both paper towels and jet dryers in hand drying reduces viruses in hand. However, it was found that hands dried with a jet air dryer caused 10 times more pollution on 10 of 11 sampled surfaces than hands dried with paper towels.
Jet air dryers cause 10 times more pollution than paper towels
Speaking about the study in question, Paul Hunter from the University of East Anglia in England said that how much virus remained after washing was related to how and how much washing was done. Hunter pointed out that if the hands that are not washed properly are dried with a jet dryer, the people around may face the risk of contamination and emphasized the importance of the correct washing technique.
Hand washing becomes the wall against almost all infectious diseases. While soap breaks down the oils and dirt on your skin, water removes these broken fats and dirt, removing the germs. Be you, do not forget to wash your hands regularly during this critical period we pass through. For you and your loved ones …