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Coronavirus cleaning: Don’t mix these household cleaning products

Posted at 3:01 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 18:24:40-04

Coronavirus concerns have us all reaching for hand sanitizer and household cleaning products. But health officials warn, some products can be dangerous if mixed.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, household bleach should never be mixed with ammonia or any other cleanser, like rubbing alcohol. Bleach should only be diluted with water.

Cleaning with vinegar is a common recommendation online, but according to consumer reports, there is no evidence that it is effective against coronavirus.

The National Sanitation Foundation website warns, “never combine vinegar with bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Toxic vapors can result.”