Bleach and the outdoors

  • The disinfectant most commonly used outdoors is a diluted solution of sodium hypochlorite (household bleach). But it’s unclear whether bleach destroys coronaviruses outside, and if it does kill them on surfaces it's unclear whether it would kill viruses in the air.
  • UV light seems to destroy coronaviruses as well. Bleach itself breaks down under ultraviolet (UV) light.

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Does disinfecting surfaces really prevent the spread of coronavirus?

Does disinfecting surfaces really prevent the spread of coronavirus?

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