Washing clothes at low temperatures and killing germs

I want to wash some clothes at 20 degrees but I read that this low temperature won't kill bacteria. I could try 30 degrees but again I believe that bacteria won't be killed. 

One of the items says hand wash only but I don't have time to do that.

I do use a non-bio powder.

Can anyone suggest what I can do?


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