ATLANTA, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific Professional is lending its support for this year's Global Handwashing Day, on Oct. 15, 2013, with the release of a new video―"It Takes 20"― to showcase the actual amount of time needed to properly wash hands.
Initiated in 2008, Global Handwashing Day is a worldwide event aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water to help reduce the number of germs that cause infection and illness.[i] The new video reinforces the CDC-recommended handwashing technique by encouraging people to allow enough time for appropriate hand washing and drying.
"When it comes to helping prevent illness, using proper handwashing techniques are critical," said Andy Webb, senior marketing manager – healthcare segment, Georgia-Pacific Professional. "With this video, we are encouraging everyone to take the full 20 seconds needed at the sink to help improve the practice of good hand hygiene on a daily basis. Now that the cold and flu season is here, it's important to help employees, customers, patients and students have a safer environment with fewer germs."
Georgia-Pacific Professional offers simple and effective ways to help improve hand hygiene compliance and reduce the risk of cross-contamination through innovative products, including touchless dispensing systems for towels, soap and sanitizer, as well as disposable wipers.
To view the new "It Takes 20" video, please visit the Georgia-Pacific Professional YouTube channel here.
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[i] Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, "Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives," http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/, accessed Oct. 7, 2013.
Video with caption: "Georgia-Pacific Professional supports this year's Global Handwashing Day, on Oct. 15, 2013, with a new video ―"It Takes 20"― the number of seconds needed to properly wash hands. Georgia-Pacific Professional offers simple and effective ways to help improve hand hygiene and reduce the risk of cross-contamination through innovative products, including touchless dispensing systems for towels, soap and sanitizer, as well as disposable wipers." Video available at: http://youtu.be/d-KAJ09zfYE
SOURCE Georgia-Pacific Professional