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Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

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Hand Sanitizer or Soap and Water?

SoapWhile alcohol-based hand sanitizers (mainly those with 60 percent alcohol or more) can reduce the number of some germs, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that hand sanitizer doesn't reduce the spread of some viruses such as the norovirus.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be used "in addition to" hand washing, but should not be used as a substitute for washing hands with soap and water.

Here is a quick review on how to properly wash your hands when using hand sanitizer or soap and water:

Hand Sanitizer

  • Always use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Apply the hand sanitizer to the palm of one hand.
  • Rub your hands together, rubbing the hand sanitizer all over your hands and fingers until they are dry.
  • Important: Hand sanitizers are not effective if your hands are visibly dirty.

Proper Hand Washing

  • Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
  • Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
  • Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Try humming "Happy Birthday" from beginning to end twice to know you've washed for at least 20 seconds.
  • Rinse your hands well under running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry.

Visit HomeFoodSafety.org for more information on the importance of proper hand washing and other tips for preventing food poisoning.


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Reviewed May 2013