Hand Soap beats hand sanitizers

From the experts:

".. good ole-fashioned hand washing is still the best option. It’s proven to be both safe and effective. But you have to do it properly."

Speaking to CNN, Allison Aiello, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan said, “there’s no good evidence that triclosan-containing products have a benefit.” ... She also "notes is that hospitals in the United States don’t use sanitizers that contain triclosan ..."

Dr. Anna Bowen, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC told CNN, “Triclosan-containing products don’t provide any disease protection beyond what you get from washing with soap and water.”

According to the CDC, hand sanitizers that contain 60 percent alcohol are best for killing bacterial pathogens. They can also kill some but not all viruses.  Alcohol-based sanitizers work best on visibly clean hands...

...If you can’t make it to the sink to wash up.

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