9 Health Dangers of Not Washing Your Hands Enough

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5) Food Contamination

This one sounds as gross as it really is. When you don’t wash your hands properly, especially after you use the toilet, you run the risk of feces contaminating your food. This is a serious matter, as it can cause severe illness. If you’re cooking for others, you run the risk of making everyone ill as well. There have been cases in the news where an entire day’s patrons were stricken with food poisoning, simply because the chef, or other food preparer, did not wash their hands properly after using the lavatory. This is also why it’s a good idea not to delve into that bowl of nuts or pretzels at a bar or another public place. Just think of how many people have put their hands in there before you, and the probability they didn’t wash their hands first.

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