Why is hot water more effective than cold when washing your hands, if the water isnt hot enough to kill bacteria?

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Why is hot water more effective than cold when washing your hands, if the water isnt hot enough to kill bacteria?

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Interesting comments so far.

I recall a recent study showing that cold water was as effective as hot water for cleaning hands.

I would have expected warmer water to better dissolve organic (carbon containing) compounds.

The study proved that the difference was insignificant; I guess I was wrong.

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