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How Effective is Hand Sanitizer at Schools?

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Parents probably know this well; school children spread germs. So scientists decided to see if adding hand sanitizers to classrooms would mean fewer kids missed school, due to illness. Researchers in New Zealand recruited about 70 primary schools and assigned alf to a control group in which children washed their hands with soap and water.

After following students for 20 weeks, researchers found that the absentee rates between the two groups were virtually the same.  The CDC says it's best to have children wash their hands with soap and water, but if that is not available, a hand sanitizer with an alcohol concentration of at least 60-percent is a good second choice.How Effective is Hand Sanitizer at Schools?


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