Health Tip: When to Wash Your Hands10/26/10
(HealthDay News) -- Keeping your hands clean reduces your risk
of contracting or spreading illness.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these
guidelines on when to wash your hands:
- Before you put your hands into or near your mouth, including
before you smoke, brush your teeth, or have something to eat or
- Before and after being around a person who is ill.
- After you go to the bathroom or change a baby's diaper.
- After you touch areas that get a lot of contact, including door
knobs and handrails on stairs.
- After you blow your nose.
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