You’ve heard so much about the importance of washing your hands at this stage that it’s probably becoming a little repetitive. For us, that point came a long time ago — we’ve been pushing this message around the world for over 50 years.
In a world of fake news, here’s one fact that we know to be absolutely, undeniably, 100% true: washing your hands thoroughly with soap and clean water is THE most effective way of preventing the spread of bacteria and disease.
The soap bit is very important, because soap has special qualities that make it uniquely effective in the war on germs.
And by the way, “antibacterial” soap adds just about nothing to the process. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says: “To date, studies have shown that there is no added health benefit for consumers using soaps containing antibacterial ingredients compared with using plain soap.”