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Posted 4/22/20 12:00:00 AM

From an early age, you are taught one of the most essential lessons of hygiene – washing your hands. You are taught to wash your hands before you eat, after using the restroom, after playing outside in the dirt, after petting animals, and especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing into your hands. When washing your hands, hopefully you are using soap and water, the two most vital ingredients for getting rid of germs and bacteria. But have you ever wondered when people started using soap? And what makes it so important to use?

Washing your hands with soap and water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can help you stay healthy and help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria