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For health’s sake, wash your hands, 1961

Focused on hand washing to prevent food poisoning, this poster visually depicts the act of hand washing. The inclusion of a nail brush visually highlights the importance of cleaning well under nails so as to fully prevent the contamination of foodstuffs from unhygienic handling.

Source:
The National Archives (BN 10/99/1)

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