The Microbe World

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Microbes are everywhere - a largely unseen world of living things that support life processes. "The Microbe World" provides a comprehensive directory of micro-organisms and their activities.
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Safety with Microbes Quiz

Do you think washing our hands is simple? Think you know how to do it properly? Do you always wash your hands after going to the bathroom? Try our Safety Quiz to find out how safe from disease-causing microbes you are. Want to test your family and friends at their handwashing know-how? Then get them to take the quiz.

How we wash our hands is as important as when we wash. We may think we're doing it well enough, but we could be skipping a step or two. Let’s try this quiz to find out. Choose either “yes” or “no”.

When we wash our hands we must:

1. Just rinse them under the water to do the job.

Yes
No

2. Use soap.

Yes
No

3. Use hot water.

Yes
No

4. Use warm water.

Yes
No

5. Wash for 5 seconds to do the job.

Yes
No

6. Wash for at least 15-20 seconds to do the job.

Yes
No

7. Wash our palms and fingers and be done with it.

Yes
No

8. Dry our hands on our clothes.

Yes
No


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