SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention over 184 million school days are least each year due to student sickness. However, that number can be greatly reduced if people just wash their hands properly. So what is proper? Dr. Rob Donofrio of NSF International, a non-profit organization based in Ann Arbor which educates the public on safety, says "you need to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with hot water and soap. You then need to dry your hands off as well. Every step is as important as the next one."
NSF International has come up with a program to help kids become more comfortable with learning how to wash their hands properly. It is called "Scrub Club" you can learn more about it at scrubclub.org and then show your kids.
Dr. Donofrio also says, it's easy to get lazy when it comes to washing your hands but with 25% of people admitting to not properly washing their hands people should be concerned with the sickness that may spread.
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