Handwashing: Cool Water as Effective as Hot for Removing Germs

Handwashing: Cool Water as Effective as Hot for Removing Germs

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We all know that washing our hands can keep us from spreading germs and getting sick. But a new Rutgers-New Brunswick study found that cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as hot.“People need to feel comfortable when they are washing their hands but as far as effectiveness, this study shows us that the temperature of the water used didn’t matter,” said Donald Schaffner, distinguished professor and extension specialist in food science.

Source:: ENN

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