Washing your hands is a waste of money. Does this sound crazy? Of course it does – but the soap you use may be soaking you in unnecessary costs.
Hand soaps fill entire aisles with handfuls of choices. Many brand themselves as germ killing and antibacterial—and that selling point can cost more than plain soaps.
However, research shows that antibacterial soaps are no more effective than plain soap and water when it comes to killing disease-causing germs outside of healthcare settings.
Hand washing is crucial for good health—but the soap you use isn’t as important as how and how often you wash. Wash your hands throughout the day, pay attention to all the surfaces of your hands, and wash for twenty seconds.
All soaps are anti-bacterial, regardless of a fancy label. So, don’t get caught between the battle of the bottles.
Here are some more of my blogs on this topic:
- Hand Washing
- Handwashing to prevent the flu: What water temperature and how long?
- Study reveals bacteria counts on public restroom surfaces
- Office break rooms, kitchens high-risk areas for germs in workplace
© Copyright WLL, INC. 2013.