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Money changes hands so much that it inevitably picks up pathogens along the way.

Money carries a whole host of germs, so wash your hands after handling currency

Money changes hands around 55 times a year, which means that it plays host to a number of pathogens, including germs like viruses and bacteria.
Drinking alcohol will not kill bacteria, viruses, or any other germ.

Can drinking alcohol kill germs? Definitely not — here’s why

While using alcohol-based solutions on your hands or on surfaces can kill germs, drinking alcohol does not have the same benefits.

1.5 million HDB lift buttons have been coated with a disinfectant that can last for months – here’s why it’s so powerful

Bonding agents allow it to adhere tightly to surfaces at a molecular level, so that it remains effective even with repeated scrubbing and cleaning.
Viruses usually can't be transmitted through sweat.

Does sweat carry germs? It’s unlikely to transmit viruses

Sweat is known to kill germs on your body, and unless it mixes with a cough, sneeze, or other bodily fluids, it won't transmit viruses.

Does witch hazel kill germs? No, it isn’t a disinfectant

Witch hazel is not an effective disinfectant, and it is unlikely to prevent the spread of viruses or bacteria. Here's what you need to know.
Antibacterial soap isn't better than regular soap when it comes to preventing the spread of viruses and bacteria.

Does antibacterial soap kill germs? It’s not better than regular soap

Antibacterial soap isn't any better at killing viruses and bacteria than regular soap, and it may also include chemicals with harmful side effects.
Antibiotics can sometimes weaken your immune system's ability to fight off infection.

Antibiotics can have adverse effects on your immune system

Antibiotics can weaken your immune system's ability to fight off infection, and are widely overprescribed and often unnecessary. Here's why.
Don't wear shoes in the house if you want to keep your living space as clean as possible.

Wearing shoes in the house can potentially bring in germs — here’s why you should leave them at the front door

You shouldn't wear shoes in the house if you want to keep your living space as clean as possible. Here's why you should leave them at the front door.
Your kitchen sponge is a hot bed for viruses and bacteria, and microwaving it may kill some of those germs.

Do microwaves kill germs? They may kill viruses on a sponge

Microwaves aren't the best disinfectants, but they can kill germs — like viruses and bacteria — on food or your kitchen sponge. Here's how to do it.
Bacteria and viruses are the most common causes of illness.

The difference between bacteria and viruses, and how to prevent their spread

Bacteria and viruses are the most common causes of disease, but they have some key differences. Here's what you need to know.