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    • Every year, more than 164 million school days are lost due to illness.(National Health Interview Survey, 1995)
    • Approximately 1/5 of the U.S. population attends or works in schools. (U.S. Dept of Ed, 1999)
    • Some viruses and bacteria can live from 20 minutes up to 2 hours or more on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks. (Ansari, 1988; Scott and Bloomfield, 1989)
    • Addressing the spread of germs in schools is essential to the health of our youth, our schools, and our nation.
    • Students need to get plenty of sleep and physical activity, drink water, and eat good food to help them stay healthy in the winter and all year
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