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Videos/TV on Hygiene

These videos were created as part of CDC-TV’s Health Matters series for the general public and public health professionals.

The general public is encouraged to watch these videos to learn more about how they can keep themselves healthy by practicing improved hygiene. Public health professionals can use these videos to raise awareness and educate their community on healthy hygiene behaviors.

Handwashing: A Win for Everyone

Dr. Frieden discusses handwashing

Handwashing: A Win for Everyone

Keeping our hands clean is one of the best things we can do to keep from getting sick and avoid spreading germs to others. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden explains how handwashing in schools helps students, families, and communities stay healthier. Running Time: (0:42)
Release Date: 07/23/2014
Closed Captioned

Wash Your Hands

a girl washing her hands with soap at the sink.

Wash Your Hands

To help prevent the spread of infection, it is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for about 20 seconds. If soap and clean water are not available, you should use an alcohol-based product to clean hands. 
Running Time: (0:51)
Release Date: 03/09/2010
Closed Captioned

In the Swim of Things

Image excerpt from the "In the Swim of Things" video showing the logo.

In the Swim of Things

Though swimming is a popular sports activity with many health benefits, swimming-related illness in the United States is on the rise. The main culprit: a chlorine-resistant parasite known as Cryptosporidium (or "Crypto" for short). In a fun-filled reminder, experts show you how to keep your family healthy and safe when you get "In the Swim of Things." 
Running Time: (3:52)
Release Date: 5/18/2009
Closed Captioned

Healthy Swimming Is No Accident

Image excerpt from the video showing a group of women, of various ages, splashing their feet in a pool.

Healthy Swimming Is No Accident

Healthy swimming expert Michael Beach warns about the superbug "Crypto" – the most common cause of recreational water illness (RWI) and suggests that anyone with diarrhea should stay out of the water. The video explains that although chlorine kills most germs, Crypto can survive for days in properly chlorinated water. 
Running Time: (0:30)
Release Date: 05/18/2009
Closed Captioned

Put Your Hands Together

a hand grasping a doorknob.

Put Your Hands Together

From doorknobs to animals to food, harmful germs can live on almost everything. Washing hands regularly is one of the best ways to stay healthy and help stop the spread of infection. 
Running Time: (3:38)
Release Date: 10/13/2008
Closed Captioned

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