Are we using the best methods to prevent the spread of potential killers like MRSA, C. diff and swine flu? Have you ever wondered if disinfectants and antiseptics are really necessary at home?
This project idea is suitable for all CREST NZ levels. It could have a Health, Social Science, Science and/or Technology focus.
In the medieval world, pandemics were a common occurence. Improved modern standards of hygiene have helped to bring these diseases under control. The widespread use of soap for washing hands, clothes and surfaces contributes to this daily battle.
With the appearance of MRSA, C. diff and swine flu, the importance of effective hand washing practices is now at the forefront of health messaging. Hospitals encourage visitors to use alcohol hand gels and people buy them for personal use. Yet many people still believe that hand washing isn’t important.
Gran says that all you need to keep clean and healthy is a bar of soap and hot water. You can use them to wash your hands and to clean your clothes and your home. You can even use them to clean up wounds. You wonder why there are other cleaning products on the market, so you decide to research information to: