CDC says 40 percent of Americans surveyed tried using bleach to wash food to prevent coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that over a third of Americans who took its survey reportedly misused household cleaners by using them on their fruits and vegetables in the attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Calls to poison control centers regarding disinfectants and household cleaners reportedly went up since the beginning of the pandemic.
“Thirty-nine percent of respondents reported engaging in non-recommended high-risk practices with the intent of preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission, such as washing food products with bleach, applying household cleaning or disinfectant products to bare skin, and intentionally inhaling or ingesting these products,” the CDC report read.
An online survey completed in the U.S. by 502 people in May, aimed to identify people’s knowledge and use of household disinfectants.
Respondents of the survey were between the ages of 18-86, with …continued .
[Source: Fox News]