Why am I saying, “wash your hands, dammit?”

June 16, 2015

Bacteria-on-the-Handprint-of-an-8-year-old-2-640x581Bacteria grown from the hand print of an 8-year old who was playing outside.

Bacteria-on-the-Handprint-of-an-8-year-old-3-640x295Created by Tasha Sturm using sterile plates, agar, and her son’s hand print.

from: wordlesstech

It is Tuesday, so here is an appropriate tattoo:  Salmonella



  1. Well, I know you’re not saying it to me. I believe!

    I have to confess that I’ve never quite understood all those doctor shows of the 70’s through the 90’s that showed surgeons scrubbing their hands for 15 minutes before operating. After all that, they still put on a pair of gloves don’t they? 🙂

    • Hand washing is such an easy fix to eliminating a lot of health problems – hospital acquired infections are another matter entirely

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