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Studies Show Hand Washing May Be More Effective Than Sanitizer

Date: Thu 21st November 2019

Hand sanitizer might not be as effective as people think—especially against the flu. In a new study published by mSphere, researchers found that hand-washing under running water removed the flu virus from hands faster than did a dab of alcohol sanitizer, as previous studies have suggested.

There have been other studies that suggest hand-washing is the superior method against germs, but the results are not easily applicable to real-world scenarios. The study compared putting hand sanitizer on (without rubbing it in) to using running water and soap (while rubbing hands together)


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