Why Soap is Better Than Hand Sanitizer as Explained by Alton Brown [Video]

During these troubling times of self imposed quarantine and social distancing, here’s an important video from Alton Brown explaining exactly why soap is better than hand sanitizer. As you’ll soon learn, while hand sanitizer is good at killing viruses, it does not emulsify, meaning viruses that are still alive (and those that are dead) will stay on your hands. Soap, on the other hand, not only kills viruses, it also emulsifies, effectively scraping off the microscopic baddies off your skin.

Do yourself a favor and watch it: it’s not only super informative, it’s also entertaining!

[Alton Brown]