Get answers to frequently asked questions about hand hygiene in community settings.
Know where your tap water comes from, how it’s treated, if it’s safe to drink, and how to protect yourself from germs.
Enjoy the health benefits of swimming in pools, at the beach, and everywhere else while reducing the risk of illness and injury.
Proper handwashing, bathing, and good hygiene habits promote cleanliness and can lead to better health.
HABs are algae that can produce toxins and harm animals, people, or the local ecology.
In some countries, access to safe water, adequate sanitation, and hygiene education help reduce illness and death.
CDC tracks water-related illness/injury data to understand how germs are spread and help prevent future disease and outbreaks.
Water can be used for many needs—ranging from bathing, cooking, and recreation to agriculture, industry, and medicine.
Learn how to make water clean and safe in an emergency to meet your drinking, sanitation, and hygiene needs.
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