Are Your Hands Clean?

Matt went outside to play. He had a lot of fun digging in the dirt and making new roads for his favorite truck. Pretty soon, it was time for dinner. When Matt came inside, his mom told him to wash his hands. How did she know that his hands were dirty? She could see the dirt all over them! It was very clear to see that Matt's hands needed a good scrubbing.

Did you know, though, that your hands can actually be dirty even when they look clean? Every day you come into contact with millions of germs. These germs may be lurking on door knobs, in bathrooms and even on your desk. Every time you touch something, pesky germs end up on your hands. Even though your hands don't look dirty, they are covered with bacteria and viruses that could make you very sick. This is why it is so important to always thoroughly wash your hands .....

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