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Official Warning: Drinking Bleach Will Not Kill Coronavirus

While common sense would prevent most people from doing this, the fact that the warning had to be issued makes one wonder. A Virginia poison center has issued the following warning: “Drinking bleach will not prevent you from getting the coronavirus.”

Issued by the Blue Ridge Poison Center, the warning says bleach is “for cleaning, not drinking” — and it can cause serious internal damage when ingested.

That said, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says bleach¬†will¬†kill the coronavirus on frequently touched surfaces. But even then, don’t use it full-strength. The CDC recommends mixing five tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water.


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