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Doctor insights on: How Does Triclosan Work To Kill Germs

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How does triclosan work to kill germs?

How does triclosan work to kill germs?

Depends: Triclosan works by interfering with a bacteria's ability to build cell membranes (basically the skin of the germ). At low concentrations triclosan is bacteriostatic meaning it prevents bacteria from increasing in number. At higher concentrations triclosan kills bacteria. The use of triclosan at low concentrations may permit the emergence of pathogenic germs resistant to its effects. ...Read more

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Do disinfectant wipes kill flu and norovirus germs . If not is there something that does work on surfaces?

Do disinfectant wipes kill flu and norovirus germs .  If not is there something that does work on surfaces?

Depends: Majority of disinfectant wipes if you look at the label should clarify percentage of germs kills. Most viruses do not linger around surfaces that long, though I am aware that norovirus can linger on fomites. But disinfectant wipes should eliminate surface contaminants as changes in ph or chemical agents affect the viability of viruses as well as other organisms. ...Read more

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Can saliva kill germs?

Can saliva kill germs?

Not usually.: In fact, your mouth commonly contains large amount of bacteria. There is nothing abnormal about this, and with proper oral hygiene, usually does not present a problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does bleach kill all germs?

Does bleach kill all germs?

Most: Bleach will kill all active bacteria. It might not kill certain bacterial spores like tetanus and a few viruses may have some resistance. But it is a really effective disinfectant. ...Read more

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How effective are baby wipes at killing germs on surfaces?

How effective are baby wipes at killing germs on surfaces?

Hard to know: "germs" are generally bacteria, which are everywhere and are, for the most part, normal and harmless. Depending upon what the wipes contain they may slightly reduce surface contamination, but there are always millions of organisms left behind. Some feel that children who are allowed to be exposed to these organisms build up better immune responses than those who are overprotected. ...Read more

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Will plain yogurt with live and active cultures help kill gastroenteritis germs or will it make me sicker?

Will plain yogurt with live and active cultures help kill gastroenteritis germs or will it make me sicker?

Gastroenteritis : Yogurt with live lactobacillus will replenish lost normal flora of gi. It is ok to take it. It does not kill any bacteria. It is in fact good bacteria. It should not make one sicker. ...Read more

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How effective is chlorine in killing germs, viruses, and bacteria?

How effective is chlorine in killing germs, viruses, and bacteria?

Very effective.: Chlorine compounds are widely used to kill bacteria and disinfect surfaces. Examples include treating water, washing fruit and vegetables and disinfecting food contact surfaces. Chlorine is usually combined with inorganic compounds, such as sodium or calcium, to produce hypochlorites, which are effective disinfectants. Chlorine mixed with sodium is a liquid bleach (sodium hypochlorite naocl). ...Read more

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Does cold water kill germs and bacteria?

Does cold water kill germs and bacteria?

Flush: Water that is used with soap doesn't usually kill bacteria or germs. However, it is used to flush the germs away from the surface being cleaned. ...Read more