Do you really always wash hands before you go to eat?

@prasanta (1949)
India
September 17, 2006 6:25am CST
It is not that we do not know the science and necessity behind several practices that we are supposed to follow. However, there is a big gap between ‘having knowledge’ and implementation of that knowledge’ in personal life. Do you agree?
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@Sweety76 (1596)
• India
17 Sep 06
atleast try to be always.but sometime in a hurry i miss
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
3 Oct 06
I was taught to always wash my hands before eating and so it is just something that I automatically do. Also wash them after going to the toilet, before cooking a meal and things like that. I think it is just hygenic to do so. And like someone else mentioned I have those 'wet washers' in the car glovebox so give my hands a wipe after driving etc.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
3 Nov 06
Thank you for giving me a best response and it is really appreciated. :)
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
3 Nov 06
Thank you for giving me a best response and it is really appreciated. :)
@LadyElektra (1079)
• Canada
25 Oct 06
i do,,but i got a question,,they say that you should wash your hands after going to the bathroom,,but shouldnt men wash before as well? i mean you dont wanna put all kinds of germs on it when ya grab it right?..just curious
@prasanta (1949)
• India
26 Oct 06
Yes, it is better to touch the thing(especially the tip of it with clean hand). Females, who clean the inner part of it after urination, are also supposed to use pre-washed fingers. That may help in avoiding several infections. Thanks for the bold question. But we are talking about --'before taking food'...
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
20 Oct 06
sometimes I do smetimes I don't...no matter what we do everything we eat is covered in bacteria and germs and yadda yadda anyway...so I guess in less you have been sticking your fingers in a butt or been dealing with things in gerneral with your hands, washing them is not really going to make as much of a difference as we are trained to believe
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@prasanta (1949)
• India
26 Oct 06
It makes a difference, more or less is a different issue.
@milolamb (138)
• Australia
25 Oct 06
Yes its disgusting if you dont your hands could touch what a million other hands have
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• Portugal
21 Oct 06
Yes always, except when I go for a McDonald´s drive in, and have to eat in the car. I don´t wash with water but get a clean with (don´t know in english)wet cleenex.
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@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
21 Oct 06
Absolutely agree. I wash my hand every time I go into the kitchen and every time I leave the bathroom. It is extremely important to wash often. The most germs found are on the handles of shopping carts, yeah. Best be gettin' some 'wipes'.
@banta78 (4334)
• India
18 Oct 06
I am very hygenic person and so i always make it a point to wash my hands before i eat becuae i don't want to get germs in my stomach and get sick.
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• United States
18 Oct 06
I wash my hands a lot. O dont like the idea of germs being on me, so i do wash my hands before i eat, plus my mom taught me to wash before i eat. My grandmaw even tells me wash my hands before i eat, she still thinks im little
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• Philippines
17 Oct 06
Yes, I do. The germs accumulated by our hands the whole day is enough for us to be sick. We have to make sure our hands are clean before we eat. It's better to be sure than sorry later.
@beatgirl (86)
• United States
17 Oct 06
yes. and I do not shake hands. people cough and sneeze into their hands and then go and shake hands with you-yuck!
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@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I always wash my hands befors eating! For one thing, I have 30 cats and I must wash my hands constantly cause I am always cleaning up hairballs, vomit, cat boxes, spitty cat toys, old catfood, loose hairs, over turned waste baskets, (the cats love to do that)! And a multitude of other things!
@MINDY0882 (2304)
• United States
5 Oct 06
no not always even though we should, sometime i keep some of the hand sanitizer with me and use that
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@drilyas (843)
• Pakistan
3 Oct 06
yes,i always wash before meals.
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@srex2007 (10)
• India
3 Oct 06
I always wash my hands before my food. Ialways wish for a clean environment
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@xmanifold (456)
• Nigeria
3 Oct 06
I have to so i can minimize the rate of typhoid infection
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@reader (709)
• India
3 Oct 06
ss i do always
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
3 Oct 06
I do specially when I know I wont be using spoon. greetings. : )
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@tishabest (602)
• Belgium
17 Sep 06
I totally agree with you! I have a very sensitive stomach and so I am doubly careful about washing my hands.
• Italy
17 Sep 06
Of course I do. And not only when I'm going to go to eat, but during the day too. I always need to have my hands clean, or I feel like I can't do anything.