Handwashing in Cool Water is Just As Effective As in Hot Water

Washing your hands in cool water is just as effective at removing bacteria as washing them in hot water.

Washing your hands in cool water is just as effective at removing bacteria as washing them in hot water.

Rutgers University researchers tested the effectiveness of bacteria removal with nearly two dozen people washing their hands over a six-month period.

Participants used water temperatures in the sixties, seventies and 100 degrees.

The team discovered bacteria was removed in both cool and hot temperatures.

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