Revealing study of germ transfer proves that not all soaps are alike - Dial
Complete(R) is different.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Hand washing is well recognized as the primary defense against infection and illness. As a matter of fact, people wash their hands an average of 8 to 10 times a day, even more if dealing with food, children, or equipment. This raises the question of whether all soaps work equally well in the fight against germs and helping people stay healthy. The extraordinary results of a new study sponsored by The Dial Corporation, a Henkel company, which were just published in the prestigious, peer reviewed Journal of Food Protection, prove that not all hand soaps are alike in their performance. In fact, this first of a kind, real-world study showed that Dial Complete(R) Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap's patented antibacterial formula helps protect people from significantly more illness- causing germs than ordinary soap.
Dial's method compared washing with Dial Complete(R) containing Activated Triclosan(TM) Technology to washing with a plain liquid soap. The hands of the participants were first contaminated with the bacteria E. coli, which was selected since it is commonly associated with foodborne illness, and previous studies have correlated the quantity ingested to the probability of illness. The participants' hands were then either washed with Dial Complete(R) soap or a plain liquid soap. They then handled melon balls and measured the quantity of bacteria transferred from the washed hands to the melon balls.
The results were nothing short of remarkable. The Dial Complete(R) hand
wash was significantly better than plain soap and water at eliminating
bacteria from the hands. Furthermore, compared to plain soap and water, the
|SOURCE The Dial Corporation|
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