Impact of Personal Care & Hygiene Practices on Health


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Why do we bother brushing our teeth?

I. To prevent tooth loss

II. To help stave off heart disease

III. To help minimize our chances of getting disease like diabetes

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1. Washing your hands is important because:

2. Why do we wash our entire body?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet focuses on the importance of common hygiene practices. It includes questions on various acts of personal care as well as the science behind them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment poses questions on the following:

  • Why we brush our teeth and wash our hands
  • Why we wash our entire body
  • What a pathogenic microorganism is
  • How pathogenic microorganisms are killed

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define pathogenic microorganism
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you've drawn important information from the related health lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how pathogenic microorganisms can be killed

Additional Learning

Take a look at the accompanying lesson called Impact of Personal Care & Hygiene Practices on Health to discover more details on the subject. This lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Define hygiene
  • Familiarize yourself with some of the illnesses that can be brought on by bad hygiene
  • Understand the importance of washing and drying our clothes