Do you know your hand-washing personality?

Mile High Water Talk

From speedster to perfectionist, preventing colds and flu begins with proper scrubbing and the main ingredient: H20.

By Kim Unger

’Tis the season for sharing — germs, that is. handwashing quick facts

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seasonal flu outbreaks can start as early as October and last through May, peaking between December and February. Happy holidays, folks.

So how do you survive the holidays without picking up a cold or the flu? Wash your hands.

“Washing your hands with soap and clean water — which is an easy task we can all do — reduces the bacteria on your hands by approximately 95 percent,” said Jessica Thompson, occupational health nurse for Denver Water’s employee health clinic, which performs annual physicals, provides health screenings and treats minor on-the-job injuries.

CDC says the best way to eliminate dirt, harmful chemicals and germs is to wash your hands with…

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