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Washing our hands...
is a lesson we all learned as children, but when we're busy or in a hurry we tend to rush or forget to do it.  We think our hands are clean, but they are not if we haven't done it right.
Just rinsing your hands isn't washing them, it's wetting them.  To get them clean you need to use soap.
A quick rub... even with soap, won't get your hands clean, and the few seconds you save could cost you days if you get sick later.
To make sure your hands are really clean, soap up your palms, between your fingers, the backs of your hands and under your fingernails for at least 20 seconds.
After rinsing...
dry your hands with a paper towel.  Use the same paper towel to turn off the water and open the restroom door.
Many outbreaks of food borne illness are traced to unwashed or poorly washed hands.
Sneezing and coughing...

can spread cold germs into the air, but most colds are caught and spread through germs on people's hands.

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The germs that cause the flu, SARS, hepatitis A, and many kinds of diarrhea can also be picked up and spread by your hands.

If these germs are on your hands, touching your mouth or nose to eat, sneeze or cough can make you sick.

Touching a doorknob, pressing an elevator button, pushing a grocery cart or shaking hands can spread germs to others. 

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Always wash your hands...
 
BEFORE YOU...
bullet touch or serve food
bullet eat or drink
bullet put in or take out contact lenses
bullet treat a cut, scrape, burn or blister
bullet take care of someone who is sick
 
AFTER YOU...
bullet go to the bathroom
bullet help someone else use the bathroom
bullet change a diaper (don't forget to wash the baby's hands too!)
bullet cough, sneeze, blow your nose or wipe a child's nose
bullet handle uncooked food, especially raw meat, poultry, fish or eggs
bullet handle garbage
bullet touch an animal - especially a reptile - or clean up animal waste
bullet take care of someone who is sick or injured
bullet use public transportation

How to Wash Your Hands Effectively
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