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Kitchen Threats: Avoiding Foodborne Illness

Kitchen Threats: Avoiding Foodborne Illness

5 things in your kitchen that could make you sick—and how to avoid illness.

Every year, 76 million Americans get sick from food, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nothing you can do will ever guarantee 100 percent protection against foodborne illness, but taking certain precautions can help reduce your risk. Some of these protective steps are common sense, like washing your hands before you eat. Others aren’t so obvious. Read on to discover five surprising sources of food borne “bugs” in your kitchen, and how to protect yourself.

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