Water temperature doesn't matter when washing hands

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Merc, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

  2. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    I think the reason we are told to use warm water is because you're more likely to lather longer at a comfortable temperature. I didn't click on the link, but someone in my microbiology class did this as their experiment and they concluded that it's the length of time spent washing that matters.
  3. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Well the common myth is that the hotter the water, the more germs you kill when in reality, the water would have to be incredibly hot to kill off the germs, way beyond what you and I could handle. I guess it could be about comfort, but I'd bet you most people use warm/hot water because they've been told the "it kills more germs" thing.
  4. AngelsPeak

    AngelsPeak Wanna play?

    Seems like my hands are always still slick with soap when I use cold water.

    I prefer warm water for comfort more than any other reason.
  5. EllyDicious

    EllyDicious made of AMBIGUITY V.I.P. Lifetime

    in winter there's no way for me to wash hand with cold water....
  6. BigBob

    BigBob Registered Member

    I honestly feel like when I use warm/hot water, that my hands aren't all that clean. So I use cold water.
  7. sb1732

    sb1732 Registered Member

    I've always used cold water... I guess i just have always done it with cold water so it seems normal. Also im really not paranoid about germs so as long as i have washed my hands they feel clean enough for me. Haa.
  8. Jaszibabes

    Jaszibabes The Instigator V.I.P. Lifetime

    I've never heard that warm water was supposed to get rid of more germs, and I wouldn't believe it for the same reason that Cons said. (It would have to be ridiculously hot to do so.) I just use warm water because when I use cold water, my hands are freezing forever. And.. I hate it when my hands are cold. Haha.
  9. AnitaKnapp

    AnitaKnapp It's not me, it's you. V.I.P. Lifetime

    I've always used tepid water, myself. I get annoyed at work when the auto faucet water temperature is too cold.
  10. Nibbles

    Nibbles meep

    My hands feel cleaner washed with cold water, it isn't the same with a shower tho.

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