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Facts About Handwashing

Facts About Handwashing

Fast Facts About Proper Handwashing

Keeping your hands germ-free is your first line of defense against getting sick from, and spreading, harmful germs and bacteria. The health experts at Campbell County Hospital outline some interesting and helpful facts about the importance of proper hand hygiene.

Proper Handwashing Technique

While washing your hands can be a helpful way to prevent the spread of germs, it is only effective if you use proper handwashing techniques. Although most people around the globe wash their hands with clean water, very few use soap—which is essential when it comes to removing germs.

Each time you wash your hands, be sure to follow these step to keep your hands clean:

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water.
  • Lather your hands with antibacterial hand soap, being sure to get between your fingers and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Rinse your hands with clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands with a clean, disposable hand towel.

Facts About Washing Your Hands

When you follow proper hand washing protocol, you can effectively remove harmful germs and bacteria from your hands. Subsequently, this helps to prevent the spread of illness-causing viruses and various germs to others. Washing your hands properly and frequently can have the following positive effects:

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