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Preventive Care Services: Take Charge of Your Well-being
Do you know the proper way to handle, clean and cut melons in the safest way possible?
Melon rinds can host harmful bacteria. To reduce the risk, avoid melons with blemishes. Wash your hands with soap before handling melons and scrub melons with a brush under cool tap water, but hold off on taking that icy cold bite until you watch our new Quick Bites video full of food safety pro tips.
Sources: The New York Times, Dec. 17, 2003; The American Cancer Society, National Institutes of Health
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