Lavado de manos

From Appropedia
Este artículo requiere trabajo de traducción.

Lavado de manos con jabón es importante para la higiene y salud pública, para prevenir la propagación de enfermedades.

Desinfectantes[edit | edit source]

Disinfectant soap is unnecessary in most cases.[verification needed] Some people have raised concerns that they have a negative impact, as they may cause bacteria to develop resistance,[expansion needed] and lead to the health problems associated with being excessively hygienic.[expansion needed]

Links Externos[edit | edit source]

Tecnología para usar[edit | edit source]

Estación de lavado de manos, Tailandia[edit | edit source]

A simple hand wash station was created for a Sunday School in North East Thailand. Watch the video:

Description: The watering can is suspended, with a cord attached to the nozzle. The cord is attached to one end of a stick (perhaps 50 cm or 20 inches long) on the ground, adjusted so that one end of the stick lies on the ground, and the other is raised slightly. The user steps on the stick, dropping the nozzle and enabling them to wash without touching anything with their hands.

Suggestion: perhaps redirecting the cord around a pole or pulley would make it easier for the user to keep their feet dry? --Chriswaterguy 02:26, 9 November 2006 (PST)

Note: If you are the person (Limsumin?) who created this appropriate technology hand wash station and added the link above, thank you for this great idea! A warm welcome, and we hope you continue to contribute to Appropedia. Feel free to drop a note, and register if you wish, so that people can contact you. --Chriswaterguy 02:26, 9 November 2006 (PST)

Tippy Tap.[edit | edit source]

Maquina de lavado de manos simple en África conocida como Tippy tap.

Handwashing Sanitizer[edit | edit source]

Alcohol based hand sanitizers provide a low-cost and portable hygiene solution. There are home-made recipes on-line, however, these are not likely to have the greater than 60% level of alcohol recommended by the CDC. The issue is well explained in this New York Times article. There is potential for the development of a >60% home-made sanitizer recipe.