Clean Hands Save Lives (video)

This is a video from the Center for Disease Control about the importance of frequent hand washing. Some scientists estimate that up to 80 percent of all diseases are transmitted by the hands and germs can live on our hands for quite some time.

Clean hands save lives. Washing your hands properly is the most important thing you can do to stay healthy and stay well.

Photo credit: Arlington County

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48 comments

Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago

Thanks!

Ida J.
Ida J.5 years ago

thanks

Just D.
Past Member 5 years ago

Good to remember.. Wash our hands.. Thanks for posting it.

Ioana Boca
Ioana B.5 years ago

not to wash...disgusting.

Julianna D.
Juliana D.5 years ago

Awesome article, thanks for sharing.

Ingrid A.

Thanks for sharing - it can't be done to many times, wash, wash, wash your hands

jane richmond
jane richmond5 years ago

Momma was right WASH YOUR HANDS!!!

Roberto Vivas
Roberto Vivas5 years ago

There are so many of us that dont do the simplest thing,washing your hands is the key to a healthy system.

Marta W.
Marta Weiss5 years ago

I hate when people don't wash their hands after sitting on "the throne". utterly disgusting.

Michelle M.
Michelle M.5 years ago

being water has a good product one2tap, that cuts off waste from the sink. so you canwash as long as you need without wasting water.

Also, there's no need to use antibacterial soap, regular soap works just as well.