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How

Image of washing handsYou can't just rub your dirty hands on your clothes or rinse them with water to get rid of the germs. Here are some facts to help keep you clean!

Hand Washing How-to's

1 Take the plunge. Wet your hands under warm running water and apply some soap.
2 Lather up! Rub your hands together hard to build up lots of soapy bubbles. They'll help scrub dirt and germs away.
3 Don't forget. Washing your palms isn't enough — make sure you wash hands front and back, get between your fingers, around your wrists, and under your nails for 20 seconds. Sing your favorite tune for 20 seconds to get the timing right.
3 Rinse well in warm water. A good rinse will get any last stragglers off your hands and down the drain!
5 Dry your hands completely. Wipe your hands with a paper towel and throw it away after you're done.

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