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Handwashing know-how

Washing our hands is probably the most basic thing we do every single day, but how many of us are washing our hands properly? Contaminated hands spread common viruses and bacteria which can cause food poisoning and other illnesses. Washing our hands properly only takes 40 seconds to a minute, around the same time it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice. Here are 7 important handwashing steps to follow:

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Wet hands with clean, running water.

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Apply soap to hands and rub together palm to palm.

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Rub one palm over the back of the other hand and clean in between the fingers. Repeat with the other hand.

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Rub hands together and clean in between the fingers.

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Rub the back of the fingers in palms for both hands.

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Twist thumb with one hand then swap with the other.

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Rub finger tips around the palm of both hands.

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Rinse hands under running water then dry completely.

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Inspect your hands, they should be squeaky clean and free of any grime!

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