Est. time: 8 min

Hand washing is a simple habit most people do without thinking. Yet hand washing, when done properly, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and can significantly reduce the spread of infectious diseases. This tutorial will discuss the dangers of not washing your hands; diseases commonly spread through hand contact; food related illnesses; when you should wash your hands; what to wash hands with; proper hand washing with soap and water; and proper use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

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