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Is it the soap or water that cleans your hands?

Is it the soap or water that cleans your hands?

Yes to both: Water helps to mechanically and chemically remove dirt and water soluble substances. Soap dissolves fatty substances, oils, grease, etc. Soap helps destroy viruses, bacteria by messing with their cell walls; water is better than nothing. Alcohol based hand cleaners, e.g. Purell don't get rid off dirt, but can destroy viruses and bacteria-not spores though-not good enough for c. Diff diarrheas. ...Read more

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If i washed blood off my hands with soap and i can't see it anymore is the blood gone from my hands?

If i washed blood off my hands with soap and i can't see it anymore is the blood gone from my hands?

Yes: In all practical purposes, you are safe from any contamination of blood. If you are not punctured, and simply blood stained your hand, washing your hand with soap and water eliminates your risk of getting infected by blood born disease. Provided that you hand has no open wound. ...Read more

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What diseases could someone who touched a puddle of urine from the ground of a public washroom but washed their hands right after with soap get?

What diseases could someone who touched a puddle of urine from the ground of a public washroom but washed their hands right after with soap get?

In real life...: In real life... none. That's why everyone should wash his hands after being in a public washroom. At home, it's also a good idea to wash hands after using the toilet. ...Read more

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Can soap wash HPV off hands?

Can soap wash HPV off hands?

No: Hpv is a virus and it will present as a wart on you hand. A wart is remove by chemical treatment, freezing or laser. ...Read more

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What soap is best for disinfecting your hands?

What soap is best for disinfecting your hands?

Antibacterial soap: The h1n1 flu outbreak of 2009 and 2010 led to further concern about transmitting germs. An increased focus on hand washing led to many people finding security in antibacterial soaps; however, research by the cdc found that the soap's antibiotic was no better at killing germs than regular hand soaps. ...Read more

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