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COVID-19 explained: the problem with hoarding

During the COVID-19 outbreak, one of the most effective methods to prevent transmission and contracting this virus is washing hands. While washing, use soap and make sure to scrub carefully and thoroughly. Hand sanitizer and wipes come in as a good alternative.

Elle Chen, RubicOnline

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 has caused many people to feel like they've lost control over their lives. That's why they're resorting to stocking. But how effective is it really?

Want to make DIY Soap? PEP shows you how

Want to make DIY Soap?  PEP shows you how

Gitanjali Raman, Social Media Editor

December 18, 2014

Many of the soaps that people use on a daily basis include a compound called triclosan. “It is an antibacterial component,” People for Environmental Protection advisor Mallory Schmidt said. Triclosan is found in many soaps, detergents, toothpastes, shampoos, and mouth washes...When triclosan is washed down the drain it goes to the wastewater treatment plant. At the plant the water is processed with ultraviolet light, the ultraviolet light breaks down DNA and kills the bacteria. This is where the problem is: “it breaks breaks down the triclosan into dioxin,” Schmidt said.