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Are You Washing Your Hands Wrong?

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Experts say that handwashing is a key strategy to prevent contracting or spreading illness to others, but many people do handwashing "wrong."
Air Date: 12/3/19
Duration: 14:56
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Are You Washing Your Hands Wrong?
It's cold and flu season, and germs are everywhere. 

Experts say that handwashing is a key strategy to prevent contracting or spreading illness to others, but many people do handwashing "wrong."

In a study from Michigan State University, researchers watched more than 3,700 people after using the bathroom and reported that 95 percent did not wash their hands long enough to kill germs. The average amount of time people spent washing was only six seconds. Even more disturbing was that seven percent of women and 15 percent of men didn’t wash their hands at all.

So, what is the correct way to wash your hands -- and amount of time needed to prove effective?

Listen as hosts Andrea and Lisa discuss everything you need to know about washing your hands and how to best protect you and your kids from colds and flu this season.
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