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How to Make Your Own Disinfectant

March 25, 2020 - Katie McCallum

You can't see germs, but they're everywhere — including on surfaces you touch all the time. This means that you can pick up germs, as well as spread them, pretty much anytime and anywhere.

Three of the best ways to avoid getting sick from germs living on surfaces are to:

 

The EPA-registered household disinfectants commonly found at the grocery store can be used to kill germs on surfaces, but, if you're in a pinch, you can also dilute household bleach as a disinfectant.

Here's how to make your own bleach solution, which can be used to disinfect commonly touched surfaces around your home:

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