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What is handwashing?

Handwashing is one of the most important factors in controlling the spread of germs and preventing infections. Teaching and role-modeling effective handwashing provides children with an important tool to help prevent the spread of infections and to promote healthy living.

What is perspiration?

Perspiration (the process of sweating) helps regulate body temperature. The two types of sweat glands in the body are the eccrine glands and apocrine glands. The eccrine glands are all over the body and release clear liquid directly through ducts onto the skin’s surface.

What is puberty?

Puberty is both a physical and emotional process caused by hormone changes of testosterone (in boys) and estrogen (in girls). Puberty generally occurs between the ages of 8-13 years for girls and 10-17 years for boys, and lasts for a few years.


Hand Hygiene is the single most important way to control the spread of infection. View the list of steps on how to properly wash and sanitize your hands.