Soap and Water Vs. Hand Sanitizer

When your children’s hands are dirty, it’s certainly easier to reach for a bottle of hand sanitizer in your purse than search for the nearest washroom. But health experts say washing your hands with soap and water eliminates more germs than using hand sanitizer.

If washing your hands isn’t an option, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, hand sanitizers do not work if your hands are visibly dirty.

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