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Subject Topic: Soap or not in Toilet Blocks - Views?
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Message posted by superpup29/8/2014 at 6:45pm
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strange that you get toothpaste in a tube. so why not soap. enough in a tube for about two weeks for one person. or larger tubes for a family. I suggested this to someone a few years back. he said it would not work..but why not. is there a difference between toothpaste and soap in a tube..

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Message posted by RTS529/8/2014 at 6:47pm
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I think sites should at least provide soap. Though we take wipes and hand gel with us just in case they don't.

I love the doors in our local cinema as they open out. I have great fun karate kicking the door to save having to touch the handle on my way out.

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Quote: Originally posted by superpup on 29/8/2014
strange that you get toothpaste in a tube. so why not soap. enough in a tube for about two weeks for one person. or larger tubes for a family. I suggested this to someone a few years back. he said it would not work..but why not. is there a difference between toothpaste and soap in a tube..



I am sure you can get liquid soap in a tube. I think I got some years ago when backpacking???

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Message posted by ice-pop29/8/2014 at 7:31pm
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I have used the mini shower gels that they sell for airline travel ,and the mini soaps you get in budget hotels e,g Etap.
Surely everyone does the elbow tap at the soap dispenser....
Hate it when the thing is there ,but empty....

Message posted by Wibsey29/8/2014 at 7:40pm
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I was in a ladies the other day, a woman was with a young child, the child went to wash her hands and Woman said "it`s ok, you only had a wee, no need to wash your hands"! what was that all about?

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Message posted by jackie_s29/8/2014 at 11:07pm
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Soap isn't the be all and end all unless you wash your hands properly. Many people believe using soap is killing the germs, it's not, it's only loosening them in order to be rinsed away. Anti-bacterial soap will kill some germs but again it needs to be used correctly.

Wet you hands, apply soap, rub and scrub every area of your hands thoroughly, rinse under running water thoroughly and dry well.

Message posted by heath6330/8/2014 at 7:47am
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The site I'm on, has sensor soap dispenser. Fab. A no, no for block of soap, prefer paper towels, high powered hand drivers are fine.
To use anti bac gels. Suppose to wash hands first, then apply.
Not suppose to use it instead of handwashing.

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Message posted by millermicm30/8/2014 at 11:25am
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Soap dispenser pumps are ok but the pump press handle is the bit that everyone touches after they have been to the toilet & before they wash their hands.

Locked toilets is another of my pet hates. The site gives you a key on arrival. It's the one thing that everyone takes to the toilet. They may wash their hands. They may not.

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Message posted by lizex30/8/2014 at 7:28pm
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My brother-in-law is a biochemist. Some years ago he ran a course where you got to use the loo, wash your hands (or not) and exit the loo. Then you got to dab your hands in a Petrie dish and watch the culture grow. And guess what.
There is absolutely no difference whether you wash your hands or not.

But hey, most of us do, most of the time, don't we?

Personally I'd rather not wash mine at all than use a manky bit of soap that's been knocking round a campsite loo all week.

Message posted by RayE30/8/2014 at 7:36pm
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Dosn't a lot depend on the temperature of the water you wash your hands in.

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Message posted by jackie_s30/8/2014 at 9:12pm
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I'm pretty sure the water temperature won't make any difference to germs, I'm certain water would have to be boiling? to make any difference and none of us are going to do that. I guess water at a comfortable temperature is better in a way since we would be more likely to wash our hands correctly rather than a quick rinse in freezing cold or boiling hot.

I try not to worry about germs too much, it's near impossible to use a public toilet and escape without coming into contact with germs of some sort, however after washing my hands I do try and open the door with my sleeve.

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I have a biochemistry degree and have worked in a hospital, just to establish some sort of credentials.

No, water temperature makes no difference. Obviously, the need to wash hands depends on what surfaces one has touched. If the surface is likely to be contaminated with faecal matter or viruses, the need is greater. Anything in a toilet falls into the former category if not both.

Message posted by campnfish31/8/2014 at 8:53pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Wibsey on 29/8/2014
I was in a ladies the other day, a woman was with a young child, the child went to wash her hands and Woman said "it`s ok, you only had a wee, no need to wash your hands"! what was that all about?



hahahahaa what indeed....


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