• Question: Does it really help to use warm water when washing your hands? Does it actually have an significant effect on bacteria compared to cold water?

    Asked by Olly to Scott on 15 Mar 2019.
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      Scott Graham answered on 15 Mar 2019:

      yes it does. the hot water we use to wash our hands isn’t actually hot enough to kill the bacteria however it helps remove dirt and oils much better than cold water does. Although as long as you use soap of some sort using cold water is better than not washing your hands at all