Chalk One Up for Clean Hands Young children often use their hands to explore their surroundings, so they can easily get sick if they don’t wash up properly—by using plenty of soap—before eating. One company in India has found an innovative solution that not only improves children’s hygiene but makes them want to wash up the right way.
At many Indian primary schools, kids use personal chalkboards to write and draw, so their hands are often covered in chalk powder. Savlon India has introduced Healthy Hands Chalk Sticks as part of an educational campaign to promote proper handwashing. What makes Savlon’s chalk special is that it contains soap, which lathers up on contact with water. With Healthy Hands, washing off chalk powder and watching it bubble up becomes a fun, unique experience for children that gets them into a healthy habit.
Savlon India chalked up some impressive numbers with its program, reaching 1.7 million kids in 3,700 schools throughout India. In terms of hygiene, this magic chalk has been a huge success—hands down!
A: Be sure to brush your teeth at least two times a day. 一天務必至少要刷兩次牙。 B: Thanks, doctor, I will. I don’t want to have to get any more teeth filled. 我會的，醫生，謝謝你。我不想要再補更多牙了。
A: Have you been to the dentist lately? 你最近有去看過牙醫嗎？ B: I went just last month for a dental cleaning. 我上個月才剛去洗牙。
A: My gums bleed when I brush my teeth, but I’m afraid to go to the dentist. 我刷牙時牙齦會流血，但我很怕去看牙醫。 B: Don’t worry! The dentist is there to help, and it could get worse if you don’t go. 別擔心！牙醫會幫你的，如果你不去的話會更糟。
A: Can you tell me what the problem is, doctor? 醫生，你可以告訴我問題是什麼嗎？ B: It’s your wisdom teeth. I’m going to need to take an X-ray for a better look. 是你的智齒。我需要拍X光才能看得更清楚。
I’m afraid I’m all tied up today. I was really hoping I would be able to come in sometime tomorrow. 恐怕我今天抽不出時間。我真的希望明天有時間能夠就診。