Wearing Gloves? You Still Have to Wash Your Hands!


Many people believe if they wear gloves they will be protected from infection. But they haven’t learned about “cross contamination.” It’s where the infection is on one thing, like gloves, and the gloves then spread the infection to another thing, like your face.

This video makes the point really simple. Touch germs with your gloves, touch your cell phone and put the cell phone to your face and you get the germs on your phone and face.

Bottom line: if you’re wearing gloves and touch something that has germs on it, you have to wash your hands with the gloves on to get the germs off. Molly Lixey shows how using paint as the pretend germs after watching people in a grocery store continuously contaminate themselves.

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