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Ewwww alert: Study says we don’t wash our hands

According to the American Society for Microbiology, Americans are a bunch of nasty people who don't wash their hands.

According to a press release and their web site, men are the worst offenders.

Well? It's cold season. Did you wash your hands today? Huh? Did you???

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