Thank you! You make a very good point. Disinfectant wipes make life easier, but you’re right about the environmental impact. Would you mind sharing the information you’ve seen, about soap and water? My understanding is that soap and water is effective with friction, when hands or surfaces can be scrubbed, but that the presence of soap alone is not an adequate disinfectant without friction.

When I don’t have wipes, I use a bleach/water solution in a spray bottle, or a commercial disinfectant like Lysol, and paper towels. Thanks for sharing your tips!

A.M. Carter earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. She writes about philosophy, science, politics and current events.

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