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You probably wash your hands wrong



"You can not see, smell, or feel bacteria," said Carmen Rottenberg, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Food Security at the USDA. "By washing your hands properly, you can protect your family and prevent bacteria from contaminating your food and key areas in your kitchen."

The results of the USDA study indicate that our hand washing habits may worsen. A 2013 study from Michigan State University found that only 5% of people had their hands washed properly.
So what is the right way to wash your hands? The CDC has some tips, starting with an obvious step: wetting your hands with clean, running water.

Step 2: After wetting your hands with water, turn off the tap and apply soap.

Step 3: Beat your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Make sure to lather the back of your hands, between your fingers and under your fingernails.

Step 4: Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. (Sing the alphabet song once or "Happy Birthday" twice.)

Step 5: Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

Step 6: Dry hands with a clean cloth or dry them in the air

A separate study that was published this month revealed that 49 out of 1
00 tested towels grew of bacteria normally found in or on the human body. This included E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus, often referred to as "staphylococci".

The bacteria were more likely to be on wet towels and towels that were used for more than one purpose, such as utensils and drying hands, according to the study, conducted by researchers from the University of Mauritius.

Washing your hands properly is one of the easiest ways to avoid food-borne illnesses that the CDC estimates will kill 48 million Americans annually. This leads to about 128,000 hospital admissions and 3,000 deaths.


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