Fighting Cold and Flu Germs
Microbiologists Find Regular Soap & Water Best for Washing Hands, Removing Germs
Microbiologists tested 14 hand-hygiene agents -- everything from soap and alcohol rubs to plain old tap water -- against hardy bacteria and viruses applied to the hands of 62 volunteers. The study found that soap and water did the best job of removing germs. Just 10 seconds of washing soap and water was enough to knock off more than 90 percent of microbes.
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