... Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.
Most of our gut bacteria are GN bacteria that are not affected by soap at all. Some of them can even live on soap detergents, metabolizing them! Soap solution (after a long contact) kills about 50-80% of GP bacteria, but that only gives GN bacteria a temporary edge over their GP sisters. As GP bacteria multiply in geometric progression, such gentle decreases in numbers are quickly repaired. I've read that soap dispensers are the reliable pathways for spreading gastric infections by GN bacteria. The soap does nothing to these GN bacteria while hundreds of people touch these dispensers. Most of bacteria on our skin that are killed by these soap detergents are harmless. Those surviving tend to be pathogenic, as they are under the evolutionary pressure to resist detergents and carry on infecting people. Even if these GP bacteria cannot survive soap, their spores can. The counts of some bacteria, actually, increase after washing hands, because benign skin bacteria killed by soap can no longer keep them in check. It is an ecosystem.
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