By the end of August, more than 20 million U.S. adults have used hand sanitizing products, according to the CDC.
While hand sanitation is an important part of many families’ routine, it is becoming increasingly important for kids as well, as they’re more likely to be exposed to the harmful bacteria.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, as many as 80 percent of children in the U.K. have some type of health problem, and as many 1.2 million children younger than 6 have asthma or allergies.
As the number of people using hand sanitized hand wash increases, so does the number who develop health problems, including the spread of the disease, according the CDC’s website.
But what are you actually missing when using your hand?
Here are a few tips to help keep your hands safe.