canuckywoman (Mar 14 2011, 04:01 PM) said: > original post
I still don't understand why there aren't hot water taps in public washrooms though. Is that really sanitary?
However, warm, soapy water is more effective than cold, soapy water at removing the natural oils on your hands which hold soils and bacteria. Contrary to popular belief however, scientific studies have shown that using warm water has no effect on reducing the microbial load on hands
betsie (Mar 14 2011, 04:05 PM) said: > original post
I know someone with obsessive-compulsive disorder, she wants everything to be sterile. She keeps a bottle of Detol in the WC and soaks her hands in a Detol solution frequently.
Her kids have all developed asthma and allergies, probably from being over-protected from "germs".
monkeynuts (Mar 14 2011, 08:51 PM) said: > original post
Actually if you see how this is written I would bet it's not a native English speaker.
monkeynuts (Mar 14 2011, 09:57 PM) said: > original post
Actually I agree with the Poster. Rolling up a duvet and shoving it out of a window onto the dirty outside wall doesn't make sense.
Also running a few fingers, without soap, under a cold tap is unhygenic and I have witnessed lots of Dutch people doing this at work. I even asked one person why they don't use soap to which they replied they didn't like to.
Cold water on it's own is not going to remove any germs which is why I'm extra careful as I observe so many people sneezing into their hands when they have a cold without washing them afterwards, which is a sure fire way of spreading germs.
I often wondered why a cold/flu spreads so rapidly where I work and it's lack of hand hygiene. Very easy to implement and very effective.
kelso1975 (Mar 14 2011, 02:38 PM) said: > original post
Ok Dutchies whats going on here??
So you want to air your duvet - keep it clean and fresh.???????..............................
Why then roll it up as tight as you can and stuff it our of a tiny tiny window?? What is it that the dutch this actually does? WIERD
Ok so your so tight you dont want hot water in toilets????????..............................
- Also the dirty little dutchies - are vile in not washing thier hands properly!!!!! I see them run two fingers under the tap - i mean wheres the sense in 'lets have cold water for hand washing after a loo visits'??????????
YUK CLEAN UP!
pepec (Mar 14 2011, 03:00 PM) said: > original post
And the temperature of the water is of no importance. Bacteria are killed when exposed to temperatures above 65 degrees. Far too hot for skin to endure. Cold, luke warm or hot makes no difference hygienically speaking.
I don't think that labelling OP as having OCD is nice if she only asked a question.