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What is the most effective way to wash my hands to prevent food poisoning?

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Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Soap and friction

Wet your hands, use soap to lather and rinse away with warm water. While scrubbing your hands, be sure to clean under/around the nails, between your fingers and up onto your wrists.
Some people like to scrub while they say the alphabet or sing 'happy birthday' a couple times to ensure they are washing long enough. Air and towel drying (if clean) have no difference in contamination rates.

In brief: Soap and friction

Wet your hands, use soap to lather and rinse away with warm water. While scrubbing your hands, be sure to clean under/around the nails, between your fingers and up onto your wrists.
Some people like to scrub while they say the alphabet or sing 'happy birthday' a couple times to ensure they are washing long enough. Air and towel drying (if clean) have no difference in contamination rates.
Dr. Joshua Batt
Dr. Joshua Batt
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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Soap and water

Regular soap and water. Rub hands for at least 30 seconds.

In brief: Soap and water

Regular soap and water. Rub hands for at least 30 seconds.
Dr. William Dieck
Dr. William Dieck
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