What to Know About Disinfecting and Cleaning Surfaces

A science-based guide for fellow germaphobes.

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Dr. Bronner’s, the Soap Company, Dips Into Psychedelics

Under the leadership of the founder’s grandsons, the company has become a big financial backer of efforts to loosen government restrictions on illegal drugs.

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Lee Kaufman, Who Cleaned Her Way to Late-Life Stardom, Dies at 99

When she and her husband, Morty, were featured in advertising spots for Swiffer products in their 90s, the public embraced them.

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How Low Can You Go (Sofa-wise)?

Advice for decorating, cleaning and warming your home.

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A New Helper in the Kitchen

Grime is a new hand soap that was born as a pandemic activity.

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How to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

A food safety specialist offers tips on helping to keep your food safe.

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My Pandemic Hobby? Making Money.

During Covid, many people found solace in a new pastime. A few found profit.

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The Beauty Stores, Near and Far, That Are Destinations in Their Own Right

Sought-out spots for picking up finely milled soaps, hand-sculpted makeup brushes, exquisite scents and more.

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How To Clean Your Patio

Sprucing up for spring includes giving your lawn furniture the cleaning it deserves.

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Has the Era of Overzealous Cleaning Finally Come to an End?

This week, the C.D.C. acknowledged what scientists have been saying for months: The risk of catching the coronavirus from surfaces is low.

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Chrissy Teigen, Emma Grede and Kris Jenner Launch Cleaning Brand

Chrissy Teigen, Kris Jenner and Emma Grede have come together to build a saucy cleaning brand.

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Children Are Consuming Hand Sanitizer. Here’s How to Keep Them Safe.

During the pandemic, there was a dramatic increase in exposures to hand sanitizer reported among kids under 6, U.S. poison center data shows.

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‘I Had Lost All Hope’: Clorox Wipes Are Still the Hard-to-Find Pandemic Item

For some on social media, finding the cleaning product has become like winning the lottery.

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C.D.C. Warns of the Dangers of Drinking Hand Sanitizer After Fatal Poisonings

Four people died and nearly a dozen others were poisoned after swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizer, federal health officials said.

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Stay Away From These 115 Hand Sanitizers, F.D.A. Warns

The agency has moved to keep several of the products, which it found to have inadequate concentrations of alcohol, from entering the United States.

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See for Yourself: How Airplanes Are Cleaned Today

Airlines are fine-tuning their cleaning procedures — where they clean, how frequently and with which tools. This is what the new processes look like.

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Forget Spas and Bars. Hotels Tout Housekeeping to Lure Back Travelers.

Hilton has partnered with Lysol, Four Seasons with Johns Hopkins Medicine. But new research shows hotels can be easily contaminated by the coronavirus.

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Distilleries Raced to Make Hand Sanitizer for the Pandemic. No Longer.

Even though coronavirus cases have surged again, craft distilleries say the business of making the disinfectant has become more difficult.

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With Officials’ Backing, Dubious Virus Remedies Surge in Latin America

A chlorine solution, particularly popular in Bolivia, is just one of several unproven treatments gaining ground in a region desperate for hope.

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The Secret to Deep Cleaning

If you’ve been cooped up at home for a couple of months, it’s time to clean house — and not in a superficial way. Here’s how the pros do it.

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Surgery or Medical Procedure? What to Know Before You Go

People who put off care as Covid-19 surged are easing back into the medical system. Here are some tips to help keep it safe.

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3 Die in New Mexico After Drinking Hand Sanitizer, Officials Say

A spokesman for the state’s Health Department said the cases were related to alcoholism.

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9 Hand Sanitizers May Be Toxic, F.D.A. Warns

The warning applies to nine lines of hand sanitizer manufactured in Mexico that contain methanol, or wood alcohol, which can be dangerous, the agency said.

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Blowing Bubbles to Pollinate Flowers

Researchers in Japan have developed a soap bubble-based pollination method that is as effective as doing it by hand.

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Selling Toilet Paper and Paper Towels During the Pandemic

Joey Bergstein, the chief executive of Seventh Generation, has focused on meeting a surge in demand for his company’s products.

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When Cleaning Is the Only Option

My mother scrubs toilets for a living. That makes her someone who has been deemed essential, but who has always been thought of as less than.

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The Most Important Word in the Hospitality Industry? ‘Clean’

The world’s largest hotel companies have all come forward in recent weeks to announce new cleaning playbooks.

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It’s Made in a Distillery, but You Won’t Smell Any Gin in this Hand Sanitizer

The pandemic has forced many European businesses to improvise. This Belgian gin distillery now has a popular line in hand sanitizer.

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Have I Been Cleaning All Wrong?

Many household disinfectants promise to kill 99.9 percent of germs, but some of us might be cleaning too swiftly to let them do their job.

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Trump’s Disinfectant Talk Trips Up Sites’ Vows Against Misinformation

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have declined to remove the president’s statements about unproven coronavirus treatments.

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Trump’s Bleach Statements Echo Claims by ‘Miracle Cure’ Quacks

Doctors and public health officials fear the attention could boost purveyors of dangerous elixirs who push ‘miracle cures’ with no basis in science.

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Trump’s Disinfectant Remark Raises a Question About the ‘Very Stable Genius’

The president has often said he is exceptionally smart. His recent suggestion about injecting disinfectants was not.

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‘Don’t Try This at Home’: Even ‘Fox & Friends’ Balked at Trump’s Advice

Fox News anchors conceded that injecting disinfectant would be “poisonous.” But Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart defended Trump.

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Coronavirus Tips: Do Not Ingest or Inject Disinfectant

There is no evidence that sunlight, bleach or any disinfectant can cure coronavirus in the body.

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Makers of Clorox and Lysol Warn Against Ingesting Bleach and Disinfectants

Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Lysol and Dettol, and Clorox said in separate remarks that people should not ingest or inject cleaning products. Industry officials echoed the warnings.

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Disinfectant Against Coronavirus: How to Make and Use

Here’s a guide to working with sprays, wipes and a bleach-based solution to clean surfaces of the pathogen.

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Makers of Lysol Warn Against Ingesting Disinfectants

Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Lysol and Dettol, and the authorities in Washington State said in separate remarks that people should not ingest or inject cleaning products.

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Trump Asks if Sunlight Can Kill Viruses. ‘Not as a Treatment,’ Birx Says.

At a briefing, the president promoted unproven treatments and asked Dr. Deborah Birx if she had heard of the success of sunlight as a tool against viruses.

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Science Offers Sunlight as Way to Tame Virus, and Trump Rushes Toward It

At the White House briefing, the president touted an experiment from his administration and promoted more unproven treatments.

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Brothers Who Hoarded 17,700 Hand Sanitizer Bottles Avoid Fine After Donating Supplies

Matt and Noah Colvin reached a settlement this week with the Tennessee attorney general in the widely publicized price-gouging case.

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Poison Hotlines See Rise in Accidents With Cleaning Products

A new study suggests a link between the increase and recommendations to clean and disinfect.

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The Race for Virus Money Is On. Lobbyists Are Standing By.

Companies see the outbreak as a chance to cash in, do some good, or both. Among the early winners: the Washington influence industry.

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He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them

Amazon cracked down on coronavirus price gouging. Now, while the rest of the world searches, some sellers are holding stockpiles of sanitizer and masks.

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How to Minimize Exposures to Hormone Disrupters

Experts say adults and children alike can benefit from avoiding canned goods and certain plastics and substituting natural products for commercial cleaning products.

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Don’t Rinse the Bird. A Myth to Dispel Before the Holidays.

Many home cooks wash the chicken or turkey before cooking, but that only increases the risk of food-borne illness.

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