Health Tip: Use Hand Sanitizer Properly06/24/13
(HealthDay News) -- Hand sanitizers are a convenient method of
cleaning hands and getting rid of germs, but it's important to use
The New York State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
offers this advice:
- Squirt some sanitizer into the palm of one hand, and rub hands
together and thoroughly rub sanitizer into both hands.
- Let hands air dry; don't wipe them.
- Use a sanitizer even when your hands are not visibly dirty,
such as when you have sneezed or coughed, or you have been near a
- Follow all label instructions.
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