Phoenix Rising Farm on wed 7 oct 09
We were taught during a first aid class that if you wash your hands
with plain soap and water long enough to sing a refrain of "Happy Birthday"
(about a minute and a half to two minutes),
you've killed 99% of the bacteria on the surface
of your hands. No, you don't have to sing it out loud .
Plain soap and water, no fancy anti-bacterial "stuff".
Yes, liquid hand soap or dishwashing detergent works too.
Why waste the money buying the anti-bacterial products?
Spend the money on clay instead...or a new tool, or....
Ingeborg Foco wrote:
> Actually, It is proven that plain CLEAN water and motion (rubbing your
>> hands) is effective in eliminating germs. All sorts of anticeptic soap=
>> and potions are not necessary under normal cirumstances.
>> Duke University has proven that washing hands with soap
>> and water is the most effective way of prevention ... these
>> 'cleaners' tend to just move the germs around.
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