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J E F F
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Re: Anti-microbial soap recalled over microbial contamination

What happened to washing your hands with soap and hot water for 30 seconds?

Ah well.


D Cures All

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said by J E F F:

What happened to washing your hands with soap and hot water for 30 seconds?

It doesn't have anti-oxidants and vitamin D


urbanriot
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said by J E F F:

What happened to washing your hands with soap and hot water for 30 seconds?

Science happened.


donoreo
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said by urbanriot:

said by J E F F:

What happened to washing your hands with soap and hot water for 30 seconds?

Science happened.

Business happened.

graniterock
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I work in a hospital environment. They basically teach that the gold standard in a home environment to use hot water and soap. In the hospital you combine that with the alcohol hand sanitizer between client / patient contact.

One point against the anti-microbial soaps is that their residue can encourage increased microbial resistance. Alcohol hand sanitizers don't because they evaporate. Alcohol hand sanitizers also don't work that great if your hands are soiled. In other words: You still need to use soap and water after eating lunch.


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said by graniterock:

Alcohol hand sanitizers don't because they evaporate.

So the burning I feel on my hands when using alcohol, that's a psychological placebo effect? Innnteresting.


Gone
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said by urbanriot:

So the burning I feel on my hands when using alcohol, that's a psychological placebo effect? Innnteresting.

Let's look at the entire line:

said by graniterock:
One point against the anti-microbial soaps is that their residue can encourage increased microbial resistance. Alcohol hand sanitizers don't because they evaporate.
I think the point he was making is that alcohol kills germs and then evaporates before it has the chance to be systemically absorbed and possibly promote resistance.


urbanriot
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Ahh, thanks, you're probably right, the period disrupted me from connecting the two sentences.


Gone
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The whole point of a period is to separate two sentences

A semicolon might have been better, I guess.

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said by Gone:

said by urbanriot:

So the burning I feel on my hands when using alcohol, that's a psychological placebo effect? Innnteresting.

Let's look at the entire line:

said by graniterock:
One point against the anti-microbial soaps is that their residue can encourage increased microbial resistance. Alcohol hand sanitizers don't because they evaporate.
I think the point he was making is that alcohol kills germs and then evaporates before it has the chance to be systemically absorbed and possibly promote resistance.

2 points for decoding my bad grammar! That's exactly what I was trying to say. Alcohol also does a better job of just outright killing the bacteria.

A quick google search and I found this article which echos pretty much what I was taught.

»health.howstuffworks.com/skin-ca···wed4.htm

I think the research is still figuring it out but there is a growing concern that the anti-bacterial soaps do at some level promote resistance and long term wide spread use could build stronger germs. When one considers that soap and water is considered basically "just as good" it makes it my preferred choice for at home.