Washing hands with cold or hot water?

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Do you use hot or cold water when you wash your hands?

Well, new research suggests that cold water might be just as good as warm water!

US scientists studied a group of volunteers and found that washing with cold water (15C) instead of hot water (38C) didn’t make a big difference to how much bacteria was killed.

They also said that using antibacterial soap instead of normal soap didn’t make much difference either.

What made a difference was the time you took to wash your hands.  You should scrub your hands for at least 10 seconds.

9 Responses

  1. I think this is really good news because I know a lot of people who don’t want to use hot water because its to hot for them.

  2. I always use hot water and sing happy birthday in my head because it goes for the time ur suppost to wash ur hands for

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