The truth about hand­wash­ing and germs

First For Women - - Health -

Wash­ing your hands with cool wa­ter re­moves just as many germs as us­ing hot wa­ter, say sci­en­tists in the Jour­nal of Food Pro­tec­tion. When peo­ple washed their hands in 60°F, 79°F and 100°F wa­ter, there was no sig­nif­i­cant difference in the amount of bac­te­ria re­moved. What did make a difference: lath­er­ing with soap since the fric­tion of rub­bing your hands to­gether plus the soap it­self helps sep­a­rate bac­te­ria from the hands.

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