How Handwashing Actually Works

The Center for Disease Control recognizes hand hygiene as an essential part of the U.S. response to COVID-19. You might have noticed a spike in your soap sales as people all over the United States and the world are scrambling to purchase cleaning products and keep their families safe and healthy. However, as we have discussed before, soap does not simply kill germs. Instead, it is the mechanical action of washing your hands with soap that removes pathogens from the skin to be …

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What You Didn’t Know About Washing Your Hands

Hand Washing

There’s a good reason reminders about hand washing start showing up in the month before school resumes. “Washing hands,” according to the Center for Disease Control, “prevents illnesses and spread of infections to others.” The website KidsHealth puts it this way: “Good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses — from the common cold to more serious infections, such as meningitis, bronchiolitis, the flu, hepatitis A, and many …

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Back to School Means Hand Washing is Even More Important

kids raising hands at school

There’s a good reason reminders about hand washing start showing up in the month before school resumes. “Washing hands,” according to the Center for Disease Control, “prevents illnesses and spread of infections to others.” The website KidsHealth puts it this way: “Good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses — from the common cold to more serious infections, such as meningitis, bronchiolitis, the flu, hepatitis A, and many types …

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