A short history of hygiene

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We may take good hygiene for granted but, without it, we'd all be a little less healthy. These posters, photos and signs from around the world illustrate the importance of hygiene - especially handwashing with soap - to healthy living, both now and in the recent past.

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  Children Painting, Painting For Kids, Hand Washing, Pakistan, Healthy Living, Hands, History, Twitter, Day

WaterAid International on Twitter

“Why are these children painting their hands? Fantastic #HandWashingDay update from #Pakistan: http://t.co/4kydYJTtMM”

 local gov & media mark with children to emphasise eductn. Global Handwashing Day, History, Twitter, Children, Infants, Historia, Kids, Big Kids, History Books

WaterAid International on Twitter

“.@WaterAidNigeria, @UNICEF, local gov & media mark #GlobalHandwashingDay with children to emphasise #hygiene eductn.”

A lesson in hand washing. The lesson uses lotion-covered hands and glitter to illustrate how germs spread. Place glitter on one student’s hand and have the student shake hands, high five, and share a pencil with other students. Preschool Science, Science Classroom, Teaching Science, Science Activities, Teaching Tools, Activities For Kids, Teaching Kids, Science Ideas, Science Experiments

Science Saturday

Helping children learn about nasty germs and the importance of proper hand washing may be easier after this Saturday Science experiment. Here is a way to help them ‘see’ germs, the invi…

School WASH poster. Saskatoon Health Region. Spanish, Campaign, Hands, Education, History, School, Board, Health, Poster

School WASH poster. Saskatoon Health Region.

Life before Antibiotics -- THE FLY IS DEADLY AS A BOMBER -- Philadelphia Department of Health warns of the potential health risks from exposure to flies: posterby Robert Muchley some time between 1941 and 1943 as part of the WPA War Services Project. Health And Safety Poster, Safety Posters, Vintage Ads, Vintage Posters, Retro Ads, Vintage Images, Vintage Style, Wpa Posters, Propaganda Art

Poster for Philadelphia Department of Health warning of potential health risks from exposure to flies. Sewerhistory.org

Improving health in Guinea. History, Health, Illustration, Poster, Painting, Art, Art Background, Historia, Salud

Improving health in Guinea. Concern Universal.

Wash Your Hands poster. Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia. Icu Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Health Ads, Public Health, Hand Washing Poster, Image Cover, Hand Hygiene, Nurse Humor, Pediatrics

Wash Your Hands poster. Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia.

Chinese Hygiene & Health Posters, c. Chinese Posters, Health Practices, Child Safety, Vintage Posters, Comics, History, Gallery, Illustration, Auction

Chinese Hygiene & Health Posters, c. 1925 Swann Auction Galleries.

Hand Washing And Hand Hygiene Facts - Health, Medicine and Anatomy Reference Pictures Global Handwashing Day, Food Safety Training, Infection Control, Hand Hygiene, Soap Making Supplies, Homemade Soap Recipes, Home Made Soap, Hand Washing, Things To Come

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Food Administration Canvas Prints - W P A FOOD HYGIENE POSTER c. 1937 Canvas Print. Finaartamerica.com A Food, Healthy Living, Canvas Prints, History, Poster, Historia, Healthy Life, Healthy Lifestyle, History Books

Food Administration Canvas Prints - W P A FOOD HYGIENE POSTER c. 1937 Canvas Print. Finaartamerica.com

Horrible sanitation conditions led the United States and state governments to run campaigns to introduce well-built outhouses into rural areas as recently as the 1940s. Sewerhistory.org Healthy Eating Habits, Keep It Cleaner, Sick, Let It Be, History, Illustration, 1940s, United States, Medical

Horrible sanitation conditions led the United States and state governments to run campaigns to introduce well-built outhouses into rural areas as recently as the 1940s. Sewerhistory.org

Sanitation and hygiene posters. Hygiene, National Museum, Baseball Cards, History, Cover, Inspiration, Sewing Patterns, Medicine, Posters

Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health and Medicine - World War 2 sanitation poster. Sewerhistory.org

The Print Ad titled Secretaria Estadual Da Saúde: Monster Hands 1 was done by Agencia Matriz advertising agency for Secretaria Estadual Da Saúde in Brazil. Street Marketing, Hand Painting Art, Body Painting, Hand Hygiene Posters, Hand Washing Poster, Monster Hands, Good Advertisements, Communication, Infection Control

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