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Cleaning Secrets for Every Room - Consumer Reports Loading

Cleaning Secrets for Every Room - Consumer Reports Loading

Nearly two years into the pandemic, you may be a little weary of housecleaning chores. Some items—hello, stovetop!—are getting grubbier faster because we’re using them so much during the extended at-home stay. And many of us are scrubbing and disinfecting daily in an effort to keep COVID-19 at bay.

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Well, step away from the spray cleaner, at least for a bit. “There is no evidence that cleaning more frequently prevents you from getting COVID-19,” says James H. Dickerson, PhD, chief scientific officer at Consumer Reports.

Earlier in the pandemic, some studies did suggest that the coronavirus could live on hard surfaces for days, even weeks. But most experts now agree that contact with a doorknob an infected person has touched presents no significant risk.