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Does a cool room temperature kill germs?

My daughter is in special education, and her teachers and bus driver keep the thermostats on 60 degrees. They think that it kills germs. My daughter has to wear a winter jacket when it's 95 degrees outside. I need advice.

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Cooler temperatures do not kill germs. It just simply makes them grow slower and the colder the temps get, the germs will eventually go dormant until the temps rise again to favorable growing conditions. Unless your daughter has any allergies to Lysol cleaning products, this will be your best bet. Lysol kills 98% of household germs. On average 90% of all household germs will live on hard surfaces for approx 2 weeks. Longer on soft fabrics. Regularly clean the hard surfaces with Lysol, spray the air daily with Lysol spray and if she isn't allergic to bleach you can wash soft fabrics with bleach or bleach alternative cleaners; they work just as well. I hope this helps. Good luck.

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Thank you for your advice! I just hate that she has to be cold all day every day when she's away from home. School personnel are convinced that kids should wear winter clothes (turtlenecks and coats), even in summer heat, so they can keep the temperatures cold in the classroom and school bus.

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it slows the multiplication like a refrigerator does

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Cold temperatures do not actually kill germs, they just make them become inactive in terms of multiplication and general activity. However, freezing temperatures would kill some specific germs or microbes. Bacteria usually multiply or increase in cluster very fast or rapidly at room temperature.

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Bacteria stop growing.

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