One of the best ways to keep your family and yourself healthy is to wash your hands. To maintain your health, find out when and how to wash your hands.
How Microbes Proliferate
Hand washing can help you stay healthy and stop the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses. Germs can transfer from surfaces to humans or between persons when you:
Using unwashed hands, touch your mouth, nose, and eyes.
Using unwashed hands, prepare or consume food and beverages
Contact surfaces or items that are contaminated.
Sneeze, cough, or blow your nose into your hands before touching other people’s hands or everyday objects.