Hygiene and Health Care Information for Times of Disaster
In times of disaster, living in evacuation shelters, a limited water supply and other factors can increase hygiene-related risks in daily life, so keeping clean and taking care to stay healthy are extra important.
Lion offers free information about hygiene and healthcare practices for times of disaster covering such topics as keeping hands clean and maintaining oral health.
Disasters can strike at any time, so being prepared is crucial.
1. Hand Hygiene
In times of disaster, at evacuation shelters where many people are coming and going and elsewhere, your hands tend to get dirtier than usual. Take care to always keep your hands clean.
2. Oral Hygiene
Living in an evacuation shelter or anywhere with a limited water supply can lead to inadequate oral care. This increases the risk of cavities, gum disease and infectious diseases.
3. Living in an Evacuation Shelter
When living in an evacuation shelter, monitoring your physical health, keeping your hands clean, and taking care to maintain good hygiene when eating are all important.
4. Points to Consider for Evacuation
One advantage of sheltering at home is that there is less risk of infectious disease spreading and is easier to manage health compared to in evacuation centers where people live in groups.