Global Handwashing Day: A Little Bit of Soap, A Powerful Effect on Human Health

WASHINGTON, Oct 14, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/

Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) Offers Year-Round Resources for Educators, Consumers on the Connection Between Hygiene and Health  – New Book Against Disease Reminds Us “That sanitary diligence is as pertinent to health today as it was a century ago.”  The message of the first-ever Global Handwashing Day on October 15, 2008 — as designated by the United Nations General Assembly — is meant to last longer than 24 hours. The universal call for improved hygiene practices around the world reminds all of us that a little bit of soap can very easily enhance the health of millions of people.  (…)

SDA is part of the Clean Hands Campaign, a partnership with the American Society for Microbiology. The Campaign has new educational brochures and posters are now available at The materials include English and Spanish language versions.

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