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Handwashing & High Touch Awareness

by | Dec 2, 2021 | Body, Consumer, Facility, Mind, Provider

The Importance of Proper Hand-Washing and Sanitation

Over the course of the last year, many aspects of our daily lives have taken on more significant importance. One of these areas is proper hand-washing and sanitation. This is something that many people didn’t often think about, merely just going through the steps. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made us re-examine these small parts of our daily lives.

Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is one of the first lines of defense against Coronavirus and other infections.

Is Washing Your Hands Really That Important?

For the skeptics out there who just can’t seem to sort through the conflicting claims made by the media, this is a very valid question. The answer is very simple if you shuffle aside all the “opinions” and focus on the real scientific facts provided by real medical experts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — an organization filled with renowned health experts — proper hand washing is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs and diseases to those around you.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/show-me-the-science-handwashing.html

 

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