CDC: "Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands"

What are "unwashed hands"? Unwashed hands are hands that have touched a surface that is likely to have germs on it. Such surfaces are: Faucet handles, doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, water fountains, or even other people. In other words, your hands are considered “unwashed” seconds after washing them.

Read what the Centers for Disease Control has to say about touching your face:

https://www.cdc.gov/features/rhinoviruses/

 

University of Utah School of Medicine reveals that big families have viral infections for an amazing 87 percent of the year!

If you have kids, you invariably get sick more often—but how often, exactly? A new study by scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine reveals that big families have viral infections for an amazing 87 percent of the year. Read more:

https://gizmodo.com/new-study-reveals-just-how-sick-families-with-kids-get-1722654292

USA Today: "To avoid getting sick, it's also important that we stop touching our noses and mouths all the time, a new study shows"

"Recommendations issued to the public typically emphasize hand-washing, but during potentially severe disease outbreaks, the messages should be shifted to ensure that people understand how self-inoculation occurs, and avoid touching their faces, the researchers said in their study."

"It is also important to be aware that re-contamination can occur very quickly after we wash our hands"

https://www.today.com/health/quit-touching-your-face-flu-researchers-say-1C7284851

USA Today: "Hand-to-face touch is crucial link to catching flu"

"Your hands can be laden with influenza virus, but if you're not touching your eyes, nose and lips, you are not transmitting that virus (to yourself)," says Mark Nicas, an adjunct professor of environmental health sciences at the University of California-Berkeley. Research measured face touching to be 16 times per hour, or about every 4 minutes on average. Read what USA Today says about touching your face:

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/painter/2009-09-27-your-health_N.htm