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Want to stay healthy? Learn to wash your hands the right way.

Whether you’re anxious about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 or simply fretting over the usual spread of seasonal influenza, there is a simple and easy way to reduce your risk of catching communicable diseases: washing your hands. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls hand washing “one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs,” and notes that basic hygiene can cut down on both the transmission of both upper respiratory infections like a cold or the flu and of diarrheal diseases like norovirus. Just how effective is washing your hands in preventing illness? There’s a reason the World Health Organization holds hand washing in high esteem: It works. While...

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How to clean, sanitize and reuse your cloth face mask?

How to clean your face mask?  For caution and stop spreading the coronavirus, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends wearing a face mask any time you go out, to the grocery stores, pharmacies, or other places where social distancing is hard to practice. Everything to stop the Coronavirus. To ensure that you and your family are staying as healthy as possible, it’s also important to clean cloth face masks regularly to limit the spread of germs. There are different reports on whether or not coronavirus can live on clothes. While there are some other cleaning methods suggested for sanitizing face masks like putting them in the microwave or put them in boiling water, Carolyn Forte (Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab) ...

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Where to buy cloth face masks?

Americans Face Covering Rule is now in effect. A cloth mask can protect you by reducing the amount of the virus you get exposed to. Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, many fashion and home goods brands have seriously impacted their typical production. The demand for face masks has been higher than the U.S. supply can currently support. Masks are scarce, and experts say most store-bought masks should be saved for health-care workers (who are on the frontlines battling the virus) because of shortages.

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Why should I wear a cloth face mask?

To protect each other from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the CDC recommends that “The community use of cloth face masks as an additional public health measure that prevents people to spread of the virus to those around them”. Originally, the recommendation was to only wear a mask if you were feeling sick or caring for someone who was sick, but that recommendation changed.   To help limit the spread of COVID-19, face mask has increasingly become part of our daily clothing, especially now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing a face covering when you are outside your home. The mask you buy needs to be wide enough to cover your nose and chin and should be...

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