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Would washing my vegetables in hot water reduce my chances of getting a bacterial infection?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very hot water

Water would need to be very hot to kill bacteria.
It would be too hot to handle safely and comfortably. Thorough washing will reduce but not eliminate the chance of getting bacterial infection, if the vegetable is contaminated.

In brief: Very hot water

Water would need to be very hot to kill bacteria.
It would be too hot to handle safely and comfortably. Thorough washing will reduce but not eliminate the chance of getting bacterial infection, if the vegetable is contaminated.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Washing helps..

But hot or cold doesn't really matter.

In brief: Washing helps..

But hot or cold doesn't really matter.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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