WASHINGTON — The American Cleaning Institute
is offering free informational materials on hand hygiene for parents, educators and health professionals during International Clean Hands Week, which is September 19-25, 2010, according to a press release.
"We celebrate Clean Hands Week to remind parents and professionals to clean their hands," said Nancy Bock, ACI vice president of consumer education.
"During these tough economic times, families don''t need another trip to the doctor''s office. Scientific evidence shows that hand washing is an exceptionally cost-effective health intervention," Bock added.
International Clean Hands Week was originated by the Clean Hands Coalition
, a unified alliance of public and private partners working together to create and support coordinated, sustained initiatives to significantly improve health and save lives through clean hands, the release stated.