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Use of Hydrogen Peroxide for Coronavirus Disinfection

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Reviewed Date: May 14, 2020

Original Author: 
Wolf, Dennis
Date of Material: 
Apr 22, 2020


Subjects:
Personnel--Health and safety--Infectious diseases

Use of Hydrogen Peroxide for Coronavirus Disinfection

Summary: 
MTAS received an inquiry about the use of hydrogen peroxide as a disinfecting agent for the coronavirus as an option to bleach because of bleach’s corrosive potential and irritating odor. MTAS researched this question and provides the following information. MTAS does not recommend or endorse any product, and the products mentioned here are for illustration only. MTAS recommends that municipalities do their own research and select products and procedures that meet local needs.

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