"Stop washing your chicken. Not only is rinsing your poultry before you cook ineffective at killing germs, it can actually spread them, Drexel University researchers say." There is video, for some reason.
I am a member of the Public, and I am interested in staying Healthy during this current Cold and Flu Season, so please, for my Health, and the combined, aggregated, and agglomerated Health of this Great Nation of ours, go wash your hands. Seriously, this is how it all starts, you and your hands, touching everything, and then, eventually, my hands touch the stuff you touched, and then no matter how good I am about not touching myself in Bad Places—which for the purposes of this discussion include, but are not limited to, the eyes, ears, nose, and throat—I wake up with a Cold and/or Flu. Thanks a lot.
The great hand-drying debate may have been resolved but there is still more disturbing news for those of you who fear the germs: Automatic faucets—the kind where you put your hand under the spout and water is supposed to come out (but rarely does)—are dirtier than manual faucets, and may give you Legionnaire's disease. Also, the dish towels in your very home are full of E. coli and listeria. There is no escape! Just figure you're going to spend some time near the toilet, which, I don't need to tell you, is probably crawling with grime.