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Poll: Hand washing...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kennysevenfold, 9 May 2017.

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How do you wash your hands after the toilet?

  1. Cold water and soap/handwash

    99 vote(s)
    28.4%
  2. Hot water and soap/handwash

    205 vote(s)
    58.7%
  3. Antibac gel.

    9 vote(s)
    2.6%
  4. I don't because im a tramp.....

    36 vote(s)
    10.3%
  1. Kennysevenfold

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    Poll???

    How do you wash your hands after the toilet?

    Cold water and soap.

    Hot water and soap.

    Antibac gel.

    I dont because im a tramp.....


    My wife thinks its pointless as i just used antibac liquid soap thing and cold water, says it wont work, i have to use hot water!?
     
  2. NoobCannon

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    Let the dog lick them clean
     
  3. Raymond Lin

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    Would you like a chocolate covered pretzel? They're a little melty, but damn, are they exquisite.
     
  4. hornetstinger

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    I dip my hands into superheated plasma.
     
  5. terley

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    I was a restaurant manager for 10 years so hand washing is almost instinctive now.. I wash and use alcoholic gel.
     
  6. Pudney

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    I've been led to believe the human body can't handle hot enough water temperature to actually make a real difference.
     
  7. dowie

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    yeah I suspect it makes naff all difference whether you use warm water or not - it is more just that it is comfortable to use warm water than freezing cold water
     
  8. Jokester

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    As said above, you can't actually tolerate hot enough water to kill bugs, hot water is just used for comfort reasons.
     
  9. Pudney

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    Although hot water is bad for your skin :p
     
  10. Raymond Lin

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    49c will kill most bacteria, who wants to try it ?
     
  11. Stretch

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    Warm water does help remove grime.
     
  12. Pudney

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    Although the context to the OP was after the toilet. So I hope it's not for "grime"!
     
  13. Whitewater

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    Warm water helps loosen dirt and oil and stuff.

    Edit: Beaten to it.
     
  14. Glaucus

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  15. HangTime

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    None of the above, I just rinse with water, no soap/handwash.
     
  16. dowie

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    if you get dirt and oil on your hands after taking a **** then you've got bigger problems tbh..
     
  17. Jambo

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    49c is easily tolerable. Not sure it's hot enough to kill most bacteria though.
     
  18. Rroff

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    Depends a bit what I do - if its just a quick job and I've not really touched anything rinse under cold - anything else I use warm water and soap.

    Can't remember the exact numbers but IIRC you need like 2 minutes of continual exposure to kill most bacteria at that temperature.

    EDIT: Its longer than that - can take upto 30 minutes to kill all pathogens at 70C never mind 49C.
     
  19. Robzere31

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    hot water & liquid soap,then hand sanitizer once back in the office.

    Even then I'm concerned about touching the door handle in the work toilets as so many tramps don't bother washing after taking a leak or a dump.
     
    Last edited: 10 May 2017
  20. Raymond Lin

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    It was the answer in the first result in google under "Bacteria die temperature"

    However....looking more into it...the real answer also have to take into account the type of bacteria, time and duration.

    So it doesn't seem like a splash under the tap with hot water will be enough.