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What’s Better: Soap or Sanitizer?

October 11, 2018

Children are less likely to become ill if they use hand sanitizer instead of soap and water to wash their hands, a study has revealed.

Scientists found youngsters who use alcohol-based gels and follow strict hand-washing rules are almost a quarter less likely to get a cough or cold.

Washing hands more thoroughly with soap and water reduced the number of sick days infants had, but hand sanitizers did a better job of preventing illness.

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