When should you wash your hands?
  • Before preparing or handling foods
  • After touching raw meat, fish, or poultry
  • Before and after meals
  • Before you do any kind of activity that involves putting your fingers in or near your mouth, eyes, or face
  • After going to the bathroom or changing diapers
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing on your hands
  • After touching a cut or sore
  • Before and after tending to someone who's sick
  • When putting in or taking out contact lenses
  • After handling pets, especially reptiles and exotic animals
  • Whenever they're dirty

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1. Why is hand-washing important?
2. How can washing your hands keep you healthy?
3. When should you wash your hands?
4. Is hand-washing technique important?