Soap can kill germs but can't get rid of them permanently. They will keep coming back. Don't buy 'can kill 99.9% of germs because not only does it kill bad germs, but it kills… the good ones too. (MORE)
This really depends on what you mean by germs. The most common intent behind the word is bacteria and viruses (virii). Also of concern are spores and fungi (fungal agents). Yo…u can search resources like Wikipedia, WebMD.com, or MayoClinic.com for information on these various agents, and on the effectiveness of various soaps, lotions, and wipes. .
In general most soaps utilize chemicals that break down fats and oils, bind to dirt and other particles, allowing them all to be rinsed away in a flow of water. Surface bacteria and virii tend to be washed away with the dirt and oils, which does not necessarily mean they are killed..
"Antibacterial" soaps include one or more of a few common antibacterial agents that either prevent bacterial reproduction or kill bacteria outright. In combination with the more traditional cleaning ingredients in soap they can help eliminate a few (and only a few) more bacteria. They can also remain on the skin to help kill additional/newly-introduced bacteria for a period of time after handwashing. There are several serious concerns about the use of antibacterial agents in soap:.
1) People may be less careful about handwashing, missing the critical time-based and mechanical elements of handwashing in the assumption that the antibacterial agent will make up the difference..
2) Though not proven in the case of antibacterial handsoaps by direct evident (yet), the antibacterial agents themselves have been shown to promote the survival of antibacterial-resistant strains of otherwise common bacteria, possibly leading to bacteria that are no longer affected by the antibacterial agents. Worse, they will also be immune to many prescription antibiotic medications, requiring the use of more expensive and sometimes more dangerous antibiotics..
3) Some of the antibacterial agents persist in the environment. They can kill benign organisms that are beneficial to the environment but not dangerous to humans or other animals. Some of the agents can concentrate in tissues of fish and sea mammals, possibly achieving toxic levels, leading to sterility or even death. This same concern applies to many medications that are passed through urine and feces into the environment..
4) Antibacterial agents do not kill viral agents, like the common cold or flu. Coupled with item 1 above this can leave one exposed to remaining viruses that will cling to foods during a meal, then entering the body to do their worst..
Soaps are made using a variety of materials, some for cleaning and some for helping to retain moisture on the skin (moisurizers) and some for enhancing the "clean" smell of hands (essentially no scent at all) with a pleasant fragrance. It is usually the cleaning ingredients that promote the removal and death of pathogens along with dirt and oils..
Some of the chemicals do interrupt pathogens, either inhibiting reproduction or killing them outright. The effect (stop spread or kill germ) depends on the chemical agent and they pathogen. Some chemicals will kill bacteria but not "viruses"/virii. Other chemicals will kill both. ("Killing" a virus is really a misnomer since a virus is not, by classic biological definitions, a living entity.).
In the end what matters most is how you wash your hands. Many sources, from the World Health Organization to several famous research hospitals and universities, provide simple guidelines for handwashing:.
1) Use soap and warm water..
2) Wet the hands first, removing any loose dirt..
3) Throughly lather with the soap..
4) Keeping hands outside the water, work the lather around the entire hand, between the finders, around and under the fingernails, and up to the top of the hand (near the wrist). Do this for at least 20 seconds..
5) Throughly rinse hands in water, actively working the hands together to remove the soap. The water and the mechanical action of rubbing the hands will promote greater removal of dirt and oils with the soap..
6) Dry the hands with a clean towel or disposable towel. Again, the mechanical action of drying removes even more remaining dirt, oil, and soap..
More than you may have wanted to know, but it is vitally important that you know how, when, and why you should wash your hands. Your health and the health of others depend on it. (MORE)
Body soaps would all be similar in action against most germs. Some may work better on some kinds of germs than others, but not significantly different. The most important part…s in the hand washing equation are the technique and duration, by far more important than the type of soap used. The friction of the physical rubbing of the hands and the water rinsing oils and dirt away (and with them most of the germs of various types) is what washing hands is best at and what makes it an important step in disease prevention. See the related questions below for additional details. (MORE)
No! There is nothing in Dawn dish soap that will chemically kill fleas or their eggs! It will smother them like any other soap & water combo! Quit looking for the cheap way ou…t & buy the right product for your animals. (MORE)
No, it will not- but you can use it though if you, want something to remove flea's easier. It will do that though; so, if you're going to be using it to wash your dogs or ect-… use this first and mix it with the flea soap- it will make it so much eaiser on yourself. USE NORMAL FLEA SOAP WOULD BE WISE- BECAUSE IT CAN DRY OUT THE SKIN AND IT WOULD NOT BE FUN FOR YOURSELF OR FOR THEM... .
This answer is wrong - yes ivory will kill fleas. Give it a try - take a small glass of water and put a few drops of ivory in it - put a live flea in it and it will die almost on contact. It will kill fleas faster than flea soap. Have been using for years - vet recommended for animals with skin allergies. You can also mix about 1 oz to 2 gallons of water and spray your yard - with no worry harming plants or animals. (MORE)
The Soap Plant or Amole Chlorogalum pomeridianum .
The leaves of the soap plant grow up to 2 feet long and lay flat on the ground. when these leaves start to withe…r a stout stem up to 4 feet high rises from the root stalk. small blue veined white flowers grow along this stalk, opening for a short time during the afternoon. The descriptive name, pomeridianum, means "opening in the afternoon." A big deeply seated bulb is covered with coarse fibers. American Indians used this plant in many ways. The bulb was baked and eaten, the rough fibers made brushes, crushed, the bulb made a soapy lather that they used as a shampoo. This was also used to help catch fish as its introduction into the water around the fish interfered with the fishes being able to breathe. The bulb also made a a very effective glue that had many different uses. The crushed bulb was used to relieve sores, poison oak rash and to relieve rheumatic pains and cramps. Very young shoots proved to be a very sweet food when cooked slowly in a pit oven. When still young, the fresh green leaves were sometimes eaten raw. The older leaves were used for wrapping acorn bread during baking. Juice from the leaves was pricked into the skin for green tattoo markings. (MORE)
It depends. If the soap is natural, it is fine, such as ivory liquid soap, or other soaps without perfume or fragrance. Detergent however, will kill it. That's because deterge…nt has chemicals that can kill plants. Also, alcohol will kill a plant, so avoid that. (MORE)
ype your answer here... depends what type of soap your asking about read the ingredients are sometimes in old Latin, i dont mean Latin america. use web to translate if you don…'t have books,after you probley never use it again. unless your are talking about pure natureal soaps what are a blend of natures oils very healthy for you don't know if they do plants any harm. easy to make at home as well if ya like that kind of way all ioils will stop water from passing, desret plants need to collect water from morning dew they are know as air plants? beutiy starts inside and radiates out to the Eye of the beholder,i don't realy care if this helps or not im a boxing fan (MORE)
I tried it and it works! But remember, you have to leave the suds on for ten minutes on the coat so that it all the fleas die and do not return. Then watch your dog for twenty… minutes to see if he/she starts to itch again. Because it completely dries the coat, but on some olive oil ( about a teaspoon) on the coat before brushing the coat after you dry your dog. Also, distract your dog with a treat ( like a big bone ) while you are watching him/her so that they don't try to eat the olive oil. SK (MORE)
My credentials: NONE -- just a homeowner with a very green yard and beautiful flowers. I do use mild, diluted home dish soap on my plants occasionally. Soap increases water… absorption by soil, knocks down bugs, and cleans plant leaves. Dish soap is a detergent and a surfactant and a mild alkali. If you have acidic soil, the soap will make it more neutral. If you already have alkali soil, I don't think soap makes much difference to the pH. The reduced surface tension caused by soap helps water soak in better on clayey soil. I started doing this years ago after reading it in a lawn care book. I have bottles of weak dish soap that I get at "99c Only" stores just for this purpose. I want the cheapest stuff there is, since it probably has the fewest unwanted additives. I don't put the pure soap directly on the flowers -- you could really burn them. Dilute the soap, spray them, and water them in well afterward. If you're really worried, try your soap on one plant first. (MORE)
One day while Jem and Scout were walking home from school, they stopped to look and see what was left inside the knot-hole in the tree. They discovered that Boo Radley had whi…ttled two little children made of soap. One that looked like Jem, and one of Scout. (MORE)
Most soaps don't directly kill germs. They dissolve oils and dirt and loosen them from your skin so they can be washed down the drain, and with them go the germs. That is, if …you wash your hands correctly. See the related question below for proper technique. (MORE)
yes....soap is sodium(Na )or potassium(k) salt of a higher fatty acid and may present RCOO-Na+ the soap helps in emulsyfying and washing away the oils and fats.hard water does… not give leather with soap.hard water contain ca2+,mg2+,ca-.this make the water hard. (MORE)
You can kill anything with enough Soap and Water. You just need a enough of it. Throw the Soap Bar at the bee and hes dead... Drown the bee with water and hes dead OR Mix s…oap and water and saturate the bee completely, he will drink the concoction and poison himself ...... or herself. (MORE)