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Does bleach expire? Yes, it starts degrading after 6 months

Bleach expires after about a year, but it starts degrading after six months. If you use Clorox, you can find the expiration date on your bleach by searching for a two-line code on the bottle above the label. You should store bleach at room temperature and in a dark place […]
Does bleach expire? Yes, it starts degrading after 6 months
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The 5 best natural disinfectants to kill germs effectively

The best natural disinfectants include alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, hot water, and some essential oils. Evidence suggests that in some cases, many of these natural disinfectants can be as effective at killing germs as chemical cleaners like bleach. Here’s what the research says about natural disinfectants and how to use […]
The 5 best natural disinfectants to kill germs effectively
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Windex does not kill germs, so here’s how to disinfect glass

Windex Original Glass Cleaner is not a disinfectant and it will not kill germs. But there are some Windex products that do kill germs, like Windex Disinfectant Multi-Surface Cleaner. To keep glass germ-free, use a disinfectant first and then wipe it down with Windex Original Glass Cleaner. This article was […]
Windex does not kill germs, so here’s how to disinfect glass
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14 everyday objects you are forgetting to clean

While you may be routinely doing laundry and wiping down countertops, germs also collect in a variety of odd nooks around the house. When cleaning, a good rule of thumb is to wipe down all high-touch objects around the house and always read the instructions on the label of your […]
14 everyday objects you are forgetting to clean
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How crime scene cleaners are disinfecting hot spot areas from the coronavirus

Companies that cleaned everything from crime scenes to chemical spills to radioactive waste are being called in to disinfect hotspot areas from coronavirus. These workers go to businesses and homes where confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been documented, in some cases leading to death, putting themselves at risk of being […]
How crime scene cleaners are disinfecting hot spot areas from the coronavirus
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Baby wipes are not meant to kill germs or viruses

Baby wipes do not kill a significant number of germs because they are meant to be gentle on a baby’s bottom. Household wipes contain disinfecting ingredients like sodium hypochlorite, but baby wipes are water-based and contain no active germ-killing ingredients. The best way to keep germ-free when changing your baby […]
Baby wipes are not meant to kill germs or viruses
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Sunlight might kill the coronavirus on surfaces, but experts reject Trump’s ‘exceedingly dangerous’ ideas about using it on the body

Direct sunlight could kill the coronavirus in minutes, the Department of Homeland Security suggested on Thursday. President Trump surmised that sunlight could be used on the human body – a claim that one epidemiologist called “exceedingly dangerous.” Experts say that sunlight won’t protect you from COVID-19, and exposing yourself to […]
Sunlight might kill the coronavirus on surfaces, but experts reject Trump’s ‘exceedingly dangerous’ ideas about using it on the body
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The full saga of how Trump suggested injecting disinfectant to treat the coronavirus, which doctors, companies, and health agencies rushed to tell people was dangerous

At a press conference on Thursday night, US President Donald Trump pondered aloud whether shining “very powerful light” inside the human body or injecting “disinfectant” could kill off the coronavirus. Doctors and the makers of disinfectants soundly decried the remarks and told people not to ingest such products, like bleach, […]
The full saga of how Trump suggested injecting disinfectant to treat the coronavirus, which doctors, companies, and health agencies rushed to tell people was dangerous
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Maryland said it’s received 100 calls to its coronavirus hotline inquiring about Trump’s suggestion that disinfectants might be able to treat COVID-19

Maryland said its coronavirus hotline has received over 100 calls from people inquiring about President Trump’s recent musings about ingesting disinfectant as a treatment for COVID-19. In Thursday evening’s White House coronavirus task-force briefing, Trump suggested without evidence that both UV lights and disinfectants directly injected into the body could […]
Maryland said it’s received 100 calls to its coronavirus hotline inquiring about Trump’s suggestion that disinfectants might be able to treat COVID-19
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