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does vinegar kill viruses?

I know it helps with everything else but does it kill viruses?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:50 AM on Oct. 31, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Yes.

    Answer by AngeLnChainZ at 9:56 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • I found this on the internet

    Michael Mullen a spokesperson for he Heinz corporation says that straight 5% vinegar will kill 80% of the germs and virus. Heinz says they can’t make the claim on the bottle that it kills bacteria because of the EPA laws.

    Answer by Gailll at 10:08 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • oh gah. pp ^ you irk me

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:12 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • This will get just about anything:

    1/4 cup white vinegar
    3/4 cup warm tap water
    1 tablespoon baking soda
    10 drops of tea tree oil (antibacterial, antifungal, etc.)
    2 drops oil of lavender essential oil (optional) (antiseptic and smells nice)

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:01 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • Vinegar is a mainstay of the old folk recipes for cleaning, and with good reason. The vim of the vinegar is that it kills bacteria, mold and germs.

    Heinz company spokesperson Michael Mullen references numerous studies to show that a straight 5 percent solution of vinegar—thekind you can buy in the supermarket—kills 99 percent of bacteria, 82 percent of mold, and 80 percent of germs (viruses). He noted that Heinz can’t claim on their packaging that vinegar is a disinfectant since the company has not registered it as a pesticide with the Environmental Protection Agency. However, it seems to be common knowledge in the industry that vinegar is powerfully antibacterial. Even the CBS news show “48 Hours” had a special years ago with Heloise reporting on tests from The Good Housekeeping Institute that showed this.

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 3:55 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • awesome thank you ladies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • Oh i used vinager to ge the green stuff growin on my siding off. It wasn't mold, just like moss. The siding guy said its the same stuff that grows on the north side of a tree grows on the north side of my house. Vinager worked like a charm on it.

    Answer by lstrickland at 11:55 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

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