What is the Meaning of: Hygiene | Concept and Definition of: Hygiene

Meanings, definitions, concepts of daily use

Of French origin, the term hygiene concerns the cleaning and cleanliness, as well of the body than households and public spaces. It is necessary to distinguish personal hygiene or private (which the responsibility belongs to the same individual) and public health (to be guaranteed by the State).
On the other hand, hygiene is related to the branch of medicine dedicated to the preservation of health and prevention of diseases. In this case, the concept encompasses the knowledge, skills and techniques to be applied to control the factors that can affect the health.
For example: wash hands with SOAP before eating and abundant water is a habit of essential hygiene to prevent diseases. The recent flu pandemic A stressed the importance of this practice of hygiene in order to avoid contagion.
The authorities have begun to worry about public hygiene after the Industrial Revolution, at the moment the precarious conditions in the factories began to decimate the population.
Workplaces, which are public spaces where people spend a large part of the day, must be clean and accessible drinking water. Toilets must have washbasins and being close to the workstations.
If the health of a company is failing, it is possible that employees fall ill and to contaminate each other, thus harming public health and activity of the company.
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