Washing your hands is an easy and effective way to reduce the spread of illness.
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The risk of getting the coronavirus from a surface is low. But the frequent hand-washing from early in the pandemic is a good thing since most people weren’t washing their hands enough to begin with.
Oil palm fruit in North Aceh, Indonesia.
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Palm oil is responsible for widespread deforestation and labor abuses, but it’s also cheap and incredibly useful. That’s why many advocates call for reforming the industry, not replacing it.
Washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds is the best way to prevent yourself getting sick. And don’t use hand sanitiser.
Phthalates can be found in many common products and types of plastic packaging.
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Scientists issued an urgent call for better federal regulation of these endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Here’s what you can do to reduce your family’s risk.
One thing everyone agrees on: Hand-washing helps prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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Finally, an answer to a long-bubbling question: What works best – bar or liquid soap?
Public restrooms aren’t known for cleanliness to begin with.
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Public restrooms can be scary when it comes to coronavirus, and they get scarier when you look at how the virus spreads. A doctor explains how to stay safe when you’re traveling and really gotta go.
How many times a day do you use soap?
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With hand-washing top of mind, soap is an integral part of keeping clean. But people through the ages relied on earlier forms of soap more for cleaning objects than for personal hygiene.
Here are the most effective cleaning solutions to keep your home free of coronavirus.
It’s a good idea to wash your hands after you go to the toilet, after you blow your nose, before you help prepare food and before you eat.
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While we move soap around, it lifts up invisible oil that holds germs onto your hand.
Performers cavort around five onstage bathtubs in Soap, currently playing at the Brisbane Festival.
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Traditionally soap is made by rendering down lard. But in this tight show, Soap, playing at the Brisbane Festival, there isn’t an ounce of fat to be seen. The pace is fast and the bodies are lean. It’s…