Hand sanitizer might keep you safer than soap and water, study claims

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Kids get sick. That's just kinda what they do, and anyone who works with kids is forced to deal with the inevitable spread of minor illnesses on a near constant basis. Teaching children the importance of washing their hands is a big deal for parents and those lessons carry over to schools and daycare centers as well.

Now, a new study from Spain suggests that alcohol-based hand sanitizers might be significantly better at halting the spread of infection than soap and water. The study, which followed over 900 kids ages three and younger, saw a noticeable decrease in illness in daycare centers which replaced hand washing with hand sanitizer application.

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Hand sanitizer might keep you safer than soap and water, study claims originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 9 Oct 2018 at 18:36:50 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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