The importance of good hand hygiene

By Jennifer Bowden In Nutrition

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17th January, 2013
Hand-washing is fun when you’re two, judging by the shouts of glee each time my toddler heads to the bathroom for a spot of soap and water. Still, I know the day will come when my request to wash hands will not elicit a gleeful response. After all, only 40% of doctors can be bothered regularly washing their hands, according to a 2010 study, even though health professionals know hand-washing is the most effective way to stop the spread of infectious diseases. Good hand hygiene is also critical for food safety; unwashed hands can transfer bacteria, viruses and parasites – some of them ...

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