San Andreas, CA — Believe it or not, there is actually an entire week dedicated to raising awareness for hand washing.
National Hand Washing Awareness Week is upon us and the Centers for Disease Control is reminding people nationwide that hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the transmission of disease.
The CDC says proper washing inovles rubbing hands vigorously for 20 seconds in soap and warm, running water.
It also says the use of hand sanitizers does not replace the need for frequent and proper hand washing.
Written by Vanessa Turner.