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Could Using Hand Sanitizers Stop Flu in its Tracks?


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Many experts agree that keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to stay healthy, especially during cold and flu season. And while there have been concerns that germs become resistant to antibacterial soaps, germs don't become resistant to alcohol, the main ingredient in many popular hand sanitizers.


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