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Washing Your Hands Saves Lives

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Did you know one of the most effective ways to keep you and your family healthy is also the simplest? We’re talking about good handwashing. What your mother said is true: If you don’t wash your hands, you’re going to get sick. You can get the common cold, yes, but the risks of skipping this important health habit are much more far-reaching and can be severe.

Did you know one of the most effective ways to keep you and your family healthy is also the simplest?

We’re talking about good handwashing.

What your mother said is true: If you don’t wash your hands, you’re going to get sick. You can get the common cold, yes, but the risks of skipping this important health habit are much more far-reaching and can be severe.

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