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  1. #1 Temperature and anti-bacterial soap 
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    Does temperature effect how well anti-bacterial soaps work?


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    I would think it would be negligible. There are chemicals to kill bacteria in the soap, regardless of temperature. I can't see how 20 seconds of temp change would drastically the chance of survival for bacteria, or the denaturation of sanitizers.


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    It should be noted that "anti-bacterial" products (i.e. triclosan) are pushing resistance mutations of bacteria. I think soaps work by the polar molecules, and solvent (water) in mechanical removal of the soiled substance from the surface.
    So with anti-biotic soap the bacteria are killed and washed off, while regular soap just washes bacteria off. Temperature should have a small effect in effective properties.
    From what I know regular soap is just as good as anti-biotic soap where antibiotics are introducing bacterial resistance. This is becoming a big issue in the cross resistance (even multi-resistance) the bacteria gain to the antibiotics they are exposed to.
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    I think that the anti-bacterial soap are more efectly I think that the temperature cant do nothing compared to what the anti-bacterial soap can do
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    Antibacterial products typically just have a high salt or alcohol content (or a combination of those) ... those would not be affected by temperature. Although I don't reccommend keeping it in the freezer.
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