9 Health Dangers of Not Washing Your Hands Enough

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6) Abdominal and Intestinal Issues

People who don’t wash their hands enough, and especially before eating, run the risk of ongoing diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and digestive issues. Just as you wouldn’t eat off the surface of your toilet, you should never touch food, whether preparing or eating it, without thoroughly and properly washing your hands first. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that thirty-percent of diarrhea related sickness stems from not washing hands enough or correctly. You not only run the risk of making yourself ill, you also are putting other people at risk if you touch their food or food preparation surface and materials. Worse issues could include bacterial infection in the intestines accompanied by a multitude of unpleasant symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, cramping and fever in addition to diarrhea. Now, wouldn’t it be better to just wash your hands?!

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