Skip to Content
Home > Community > Health Library > Food Safety: Preparing
Wash your hands often and prepare foods properly to reduce
the risk of
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends the following steps for hand-washing:
If soap and water are not available, use
gel hand sanitizers or alcohol-based hand wipes
containing 60% to 90% ethyl alcohol or isopropanol. Most supermarkets and
drugstores carry these products. Carry one or both with you when you travel,
and keep them in your car or purse.
When you use the gel sanitizer,
rub your hands until the gel is dry. You don't need to use water. The alcohol
in the gel kills the germs on your hands.
Wash your hands
October 18, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Send Us Your Questions, Comments or Feedback.
Awards & Certifications
Follow Us Online
©2014 Cone Health ~ Greensboro, NC