how does soap remove microorganism

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Post by Jelanen » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:19 pm

Gonna have to support Linn in this topic. The soap is only to remove the oils and dirt that accumulates on your skin. Its the scrubbing action that reduces your local flora count.
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Post by kiekyon » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:46 pm

then, using just water would achieve the same effect, right?

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Post by Jelanen » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:54 pm

no, you need to remove the water and dirt to gain access to the maximum number of microorganisms.
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Post by kiekyon » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:58 pm

ah, u mean the soap remove oil and dirt first
then the scrubbing finish those bacterias off

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Post by Linn » Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:13 pm

aah water "the universal solvent"
yes combine those two with "proper" washing and
hands should be reasonably sterilized;
the soap helps with the friction movenent.
unless its anti microbial, then of course it kills
germs
but the problem with the antibiotic soap is it is
creating
super resistent germs, so always, always, scrub no
matter
the soap. but remember to use your elbows to
maneuver around
or you re-contaminate. :lol:
Of course you can just rub with alchohol in a pinch :wink:
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Post by kabuto » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:45 am

how about dettol?
does it work the same way?

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Post by scottyiu » Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:18 pm

don't some soap use antibotics to kill bacteria? Don't many ads say they have antibotics in their (soap/hand washer/cream/face mask...) product to kill bacteria?
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Post by kiekyon » Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:21 pm

What you're talking about is "Anti-bacterial" soap. Usually this is regular soap with a chemical substance to inhibit or kill bacteria, added to it. The most common of these anti-bacterial chemicals in soaps is Triclosan. These chemicals kill bacteria in a variety of ways. Some chemically poison the bacteria, some cause it's cell walls to rupture and thereby, kill the bacteria, and some interfere with some of it's chemical process by preventing the movement of sodium or inhibiting other pathway.

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Post by Linn » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:25 pm

kabuto wrote:how about dettol?
does it work the same way?


personaly I try to avoid anything associated with
lysol or their company.,
I did a paper and presentation on that in school.

I only buy soap that is not anti biotic or full of
chemical crap, we need less of that.
I think our bodies are so full of crap that we probably
dont' need to be embalmed when we die.

If they stop making "normal" soap thenI will just make my own.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dettol
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Post by kabuto » Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:19 am

Linn wrote:
personaly I try to avoid anything associated with
lysol or their company.,
I did a paper and presentation on that in school.

I only buy soap that is not anti biotic or full of
chemical crap, we need less of that.
I think our bodies are so full of crap that we probably
dont' need to be embalmed when we die.

If they stop making "normal" soap thenI will just make my own.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dettol


so, if u make ur own soap, what would u use? no chemical, antibiotics....
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