Sing happy birthday twice while washing your hands, say pharmacists

29/09/2017 Press Association 0

Royal Pharmaceutical Society says washing hands for full 20 seconds will kill germs and cut need for antibiotics

People need to spend 20 seconds washing their hands to fully get rid of germs, experts say.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) said washing your hands for 20 seconds – the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice – was the only sure way of getting rid of viruses and bacteria that can cause colds, flu, infections and upset stomachs.

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