Handwashing: Its History and Importance as a Preventative Practice

Handwashing: Its History and Importance as a Preventative Practice

Washing hands with soap and water began as a religious ritual and cultural habit. Much later, it was connected to the reduction of illness and infection by Ignaz Semmelweis. Today, we're well aware of the preventative capabilities of handwashing, but are we using this wellness tool as effectively as we could, and should?