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Which is better, bar soap or no soap?

For washing hands?
If you were to go into a public restroom and the only type of soap that was available was a bar of soap sitting on the sink, which would be better? To go ahead and use the soap to wash your hands or just rinse off with plain water?
I imagine there are so many germs on the bar soap but would the soap kill off the germs on it and its no problem? lol
I'm a bit of a germaphobe.


Asked by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on May. 12, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (6)
  • that's why i carry hand sanitizer in my purse lol


    Answer by bestmommyeber at 1:56 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • It would depend if it was a skanky place and dirty, or if it was nicer and clean. But that's why I too keep sanitizer handy, for the just-in-case moments.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:01 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • I would use the bar of soap. The germs will wash off the bar of soap under water.

    Answer by louise2 at 2:05 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • My boss refuses to buy hand soap, just bar soap. It's disgusting! We work in a nursing home and the bathroom is shared by staff and residents. Not only can we get the residents sick, they can get us sick too! I always use hand sanitizer and then go to the kitchen to wash my hands.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • I would skip the bar soap.

    Answer by Pnukey at 4:02 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • I would skip the bar soap and rinse with water and use a sanitizer.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 AM on May. 13, 2010

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