Hand hygiene: a challenge for public health
In the context of COVID-19, everyone agrees that it’s important to adopt the most essential act of hygiene: regular handwashing. But how do we manage the destructive secondary effects – dryness, irritation, contact eczema, cracking and splitting – of using soap and liquid hand sanitizers on the skin? The multiple skin problems suffered by adults, children and health workers requires a solution. And fast!
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NAOS commits to our future
Scientists keep stating it. And we’ve all understood. There will be a before and an after. In the case of hygiene, this couldn’t be truer. Faultless hand hygiene will, without doubt, be part of the post-Covid world. Thanks to hand hygiene education, the good habits adopted during lockdown are set to continue. And, that’s very good news. But for Jean-Noël Thorel, NAOS President-Founder, it was unimaginable that such an essential hygiene act could also provoke exponential skin problems. Convinced that the situation was urgent, he decided to act.