Federal government alerts clean hands saves lives/prevents illness

The Centers for Disease Control(CDC) says clean hands saves lives. Consumer safety advocates alert keeping clean hands helps avoid illness and death.

December 22, 2008, December 22, 2008 (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Justice government health and law reporters agrees with the CDC www.cdc.gov a division of the Department of Health and Human Services Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps American consumers can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Medical infectious disease experts say it is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds. If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-base product to clean your hands.

JNF health alert correspondents and West Palm Beach food injury lawyers say it is important for consumers to know when to wash their hands to avoid getting sick:

-Before preparing or eating food
-After going to the bathroom
-After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has gone to the bathroom
-Before and after tending to someone who is sick
-After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
-After handling an animal or animal waste
-After handling garbage
-Before and after treating a cut or wound

Justice injury law experts and health safety advocates wish all consumers a happy and healthy holiday season. Following the above hand washing suggestions may keep you healthy and safe.

News Contributor: JNF reporter specializing in government health and law safety initiatives for Justice.

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