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How to Wash Your Hands.

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1 How to Wash Your Hands

2 Step 1 Use water and soap Regular soap is ok – antibacterial soap is not necessary

3 Step 2 Scrub hands for 10 – 15 seconds (sing “Happy Birthday to You”)
Wash all surfaces thoroughly, including wrists, palms, back of hands, fingers, and under the fingernails. Rinse with water

4 Step 3 Dry hands Turn off the faucet with the paper towel if possible
Hand sanitizers or wipes can be used in addition to washing or when washing is not feasible Apply hand lotion if desired

5 When should you wash your hands?
Before and after eating or preparing food After handling waste: human, chemical, or otherwise After you blow your nose if you cough or sneeze into your hands remember it’s better to use your sleeve or elbow instead of your hands Before and after treating cut or wound During times of illness

6 Some Hand Washing Facts
Proper hand washing is one of the best methods used to prevent the spread of diseases In a Study a survey 92% of the adults in the US say they wash their hands after using a public restroom. However the observations done on public restrooms showed it to be more around 77% That same study shows women washing at 88% and men at 66% of the time

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