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Most dryers will not get hot enough to kill all germs and viruses, but there are ways to ensure your clothes are not carrying pathogens.
Baby wipes are meant to be gentle on a baby's bottom — which is why they contain no disinfectant ingredients.
Here are helpful tips for preventing infection from harmful viruses, bacteria, and other germs by using disinfectants, sanitizers, and soaps.
Shampoo gets rid of most germs -- but your hair isn't a likely place for pathogens to thrive in the first place.
Bar soap and liquid soap are equally as effective, but bar soap creates more friction, which may be better at removing dirt or other debris.
Disinfectants take more time to work, but they can kill most germs on a surface whereas sanitizers reduce the amount of germs but don't kill them all.
Washing with dish soap and running the dishwasher with dish detergent are both great ways to get rid of bacteria and viruses.
Hand sanitizer expires after about 3 years. This is usually when it drops below 60% alcohol content, and it won't be as effective at killing germs.
Zoonotic diseases, like COVID-19, malaria, and rabies, are illnesses that can spread from animals to people and vice versa.