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Is dipping fruits and vegetables in soapy water after bringing from super market an effective way of removing any potential covid-19 contamination? i hear that soap is better than vinegar in this case.

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

There is so much that is unknown about this virus, and the information that comes out changes on a daily basis. Best prevention is to wash your hands well with soap and water and do not rub your face, eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Wear a mask in public. Maintain social distancing. And by all means if you exhibit symptoms get yourself tested and stay away from others.

Answered Jun 19, 2020

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Vinegar does not kill SARS-CoV-2. Using a vegetable cleansing agent (which is essentially like a soap) can help to remove dirt, sprays and germs. It doesn't kill it, it removes it through hydrophobic/ hydrophilic effects of soap plus water.

Answered Jun 19, 2020

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Soap and water are fine as long as rinsed well. Also, if you are cooking them, this is unnecessary. Most importantly, wash your hands after handling them. Thank

Answered Jun 19, 2020

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