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Does vinegar rival alcohol in terms of the safety and effectiveness of hand washing?

I was very impressed when shopping for hand soap to discover that they are all marked "flammable"! This of course is because of the alcohol it contains. If acetic acid were included in the soap in ...
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How can one product work both as a skin moisturizer and a soap?

The pharmacist gave me this cream for treating dry/dead skin on fingertips, and she also added that I can use it as a soap as well! The manufacturer also confirms this. Normally, you don’t apply soap ...
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When is hand sanitizer appropriate/sufficient in place of warm water and soap?

I've heard that hand sanitizers may not be as effective against certain types of protein-based bacteria, or something along those lines, but beyond that I can't seem to find the line where hand ...
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Prophylactic effect of hand sanitizer

My workplace has inside the bathrooms two options for cleaning one's hands, both sinks with soap and towels, and a dispenser for alcohol-based hand sanitizer. When opening the door to the bathroom one ...
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Do all hand sanitizers contribute to antibacterial resistance?

Some hand sanitizers contain triclosan to kill bacteria. Triclosan has been found to contribute to antibacterial resistance. I'm trying to reduce my use of products that contribute to antibacterial ...