Washing hands in cold water as good as hot

Friday 02 June 2017 3 months ago 88   Washington   Print

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Report  Web desk : WASHINGTON: US scientists say they have poured cold water on the theory that washing hands with hot water kills more germs than unheated water. The small study of 20 people found using water at 15C (59F) left hands as clean as water heated to 38C (100F). The report, in the Journal of Food Protection, suggests this could help cut electricity bills in restaurants. NHS advice recommends that people wash their hands in either cold or warm water. (01)