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Handwashing: When and How Often?


Not only is it important for you to use the proper handwashing technique in an effort to fight infection and reduce your risk of COPD exacerbation, but it is equally important to know when and how often you should wash your hands. To get the most antibacterial benefit from your handwashing experience, wash your hands after each of the following:

After Touching Human Body Parts Aside from Your Own Clean Hands & Arms

After Using the Restroom, Even if in Your Own Home

After Coughing, Sneezing, Wiping Nose, Using Tobacco, Eating or Drinking

After Touching Soiled Equipment or Utensils

Before and After Food Preparation

After Working With Raw Food and Switching to Ready-to-Eat Food

After Any Activity That Contaminates the Hands

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