Soaper Hero - Utah State University Extension

    You can be a Soaper Hero Too!

    Join Soaper Man, Water Woman and Dry Boy as they use their Clean Team Tools to wash hands and fight off evil Germs!

    Steps for Washing Your Hands

    1. Wet your hands with warm, running water.

    2. Add soap and rub your hands together to make a soapy lather.

    3. Rinse your hands under warm running water.

    Full handwashing instructions...

    Quick Facts

    Read the quick facts below to gain Soaper Hero smarts! Then, test your hand washing knowledge and take the Soaper Hero Quiz.

    Our hands are covered with millions of germs (or microbes). Some are harmless, but others can make us sick. Nobody enjoys having a cold, the flu or diarrhea, right? Read More

    Remember Ignaz Semmelweis? Of course you don’t. But you’re in his debt nonetheless, because it was Dr. Semmelweis who first demonstrated over a hundred years ago that routine handwashing can prevent the spread of disease. Read More

    Wirthlin Worldwide, an international research firm, conducted a Hand washing Observational and Telephone Survey for adults in August 1996, and then again in 2000. Read More


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    The handi-wash educational unit is designed to fit over any standard counter sink. With the aid of a UV blacklight and special lotion, participants view “pretend germs” on their hands. By ducking into the unit and washing, individuals can view the lotion being removed as they scrub. [READ MORE...]

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    Children's Health Fair

    Lori Jones, a Cent$ible Nutrition educator for University of Wyoming, has taught hand washing education to youth and adults for nearly 10 years.