Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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How To Wash Your Hands

"There has been a lot of research about the optimal duration in a health-care setting, such as a hospital. In community settings, however, the evidence is a little less clear. But we currently recommend scrubbing all surfaces of your hands for at least 20 seconds. Singing two 'Happy Birthdays' takes about that long."

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freetzy (#7,018)

I've never seen clarification if this recommendation includes the "you look like a monkey…" verse as well.

BadUncle (#153)

That time estimate doesn't include autoclaving my loofah.

Gwyneth Paltrow hygiene films are central to the war on germs.

synchronia (#3,755)

No DOODY tag? :(

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