The study finds that washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds is 90% effective in eliminating the mucus with the virus, whereas it takes more than 4 minutes to be as effective when using hand sanitizer.
20 seconds with soap and water vs. at least 4 minutes with hand sanitizer – it will surely be better to use soap and water. It is cheaper, more sustainable and always available! Keep in mind that there are cautions when it comes to use of hand sanitizer – read our previous blog: Botanical Sanitizer for Emergency
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