Daily Challenge Saturday Oct. 30, 2010
Slip a small bottle of liquid hand sanitizer in your purse, car or desk drawer.
How to do it
You can find travel-size bottles of hand sanitizer (as small as half an ounce) in nearly all grocery and convenience stores. Pick up at least one for your purse, backpack, briefcase, car or office. Be sure the product contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Carrying it with you ensures that you have a way to clean your hands no matter where you are.
Why it matters
Handwashing is one of the best ways to keep yourself safe from germs that can make you sick. When you're on the go and soap and water aren't readily available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, which don't require water, are the next best way to destroy germs on your hands.
The ancient Greeks and then the Romans washed themselves with olive oil and sand followed by a rubdown with salves prepared from herbs.