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Hot water and antimicrobial soaps don’t get your hands any cleaner

You're probably washing your hands wrong.
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Washing hands reduces the spread of infectious diseases.

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It doesn’t matter what temperature water you use to wash your hands: all that matters is that you wash them, according to a study released earlier this week in the Journal of Food Protection. And you're probably doing it wrong. Understanding what gets our hands the cleanest matters, because not washing our hands is one way that germs—from those that cause colds to those that cause life threatening infections—spread.

To figure out how water temperature affects hand sanitation

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