Bee Healthy Tip – Another Great Reason to Wash Your Hands

Another Helpful Health Tip from the Trusted Team at Metropolis Drugs II

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand washing helps battle the rise in antibiotic resistance. How? Preventing sickness reduces the amount of antibiotics people take and the likelihood that antibiotic resistance will develop.

Hand washing with regular soap can prevent about 30% of diarrhea-related sicknesses and about 20% of respiratory infections (e.g., colds). Antibiotics often are prescribed unnecessarily for these health issues.

Don’t use antibacterial hand soap, though. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently recommended a ban on several chemicals found in antibacterial hand soap because they can lead to bacterial resistance. Plain old soap and water will do the trick.

— Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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