In a boiling water advisory, why does the CDC say it’s safe to wash your hands with non-boiled water?


Obviously you can’t drink water during the advisory, but it’s safe to wash your hands? Can’t the possible contaminants still be transferable to food you may ingest?

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Because you use soap when you wash your hands eliminating most harmful bacteria that may be in the water. Plus you dry your hands after washing so the chances of transferring harmful bacteria from non-boiled water after washing and drying your hands to food that presumably you will then cook to your stomach and then doing you harm are really really small.