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COVID-19 Prevention Tip: Mouthwash

Washing your hands when you come home from work, school, or the store is strongly recommended to reduce risk of coronavirus infection. But what about adding gargling with a mouthwash? Researchers demonstrated that an extra layer of protection might be afforded by this practice. They found a routine 30-second oral rinse using an over-the-counter antiseptic mouthwash to be 99.99% effective in killing the coronavirus.

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Source: onlinelibrary.wiley.com [search "lowering transmission mouthwash"]

Keith Stein | 1/7/2021

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