|MadSci Network: Microbiology|
As "Mom" always said, "Make sure you wash with hot water!" Is this an old wive's tale? My wife insists it's not! Yes, I know, detergents dissolve easier in hot water, but for washing hands or washing dishes, it seems to me that it's the anti-bacterial soap that does the work in killing the germs. I can't see why the temperature would make a difference and I'm tired I scalding my hands to wash the dishes every night!
Re: Which 'cleans' better w/Anti-bacterial soap, hot or cold water?
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