Why Soap Works

Have you heard the story of how they discovered Soap? Thousands of years ago, rain had washed fat and ashes from animal sacrifices, down a river; This lead to the discovery of a lather that had the ability to wash skin and clothes. Before this, people used urine. 

According to the New York Times "A drop of ordinary soap diluted in water is sufficient to rupture and kill many types of bacteria and viruses, including the new coronavirus that is currently circling the globe." Soap is the most effective way to stay safe this flu season.
Hand sanitizer is not nearly as effective. It cannot remove microorganisms from the skin. Not only does soap kill bacteria a viruses, but it removes them. To simplify, soap molecules disrupt the chemical bond that allows germs to stick to the skin, removing them from the surface.

In today's age, with hundreds of vaccines and robots, its almost magic that a bit of soap and water could save your life. Just about every two and a half minutes, we touch our eyes, nose, or mouth - offering a dangerous portal for nasty germs into our bodies.

Soap is our most valuable medical intervention. Let's treat it like so, and use products that are good for us!

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