If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: washing your hands is essential to maintaining your health – especially this time of year. Not sure what all the hype is about? Here’s the dirt…
- Touching your face, eyes, or nose is an unconscious (and unsanitary) habit. Infectious diseases can enter your body if the mucous membranes in these areas are contaminated.
- Germs from unwashed hands also find their way into your food. Some foods can even multiply germs, making it easier for you to get sick.
- Handrails, phones, and doorknobs can be loaded with bacteria that’s right at your fingertips (literally).