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Why Wash Your Hands

You commonly have between 2 and 10 million bacteria between fingertips and elbow.

The number of germs on your fingertips doubles after you use the toilet.

Germs can stay alive on hands for up to 3 hours.

Milllions of germs hide under watches, bracelets and rings.

Damp hands spread 1,000 times more germs than dry hands.