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How Long Does Coronavirus Last on Surfaces?
Posted by Sleuth
on March 24, 2020, 9:46 am
More needs to be learned about this new virus, but, currently there is no reason to believe that you can catch it from a dietary supplement. A more likely, but still remote, concern would be exposure to coronavirus from handling the packaging of a supplement shortly after it was handled by unclean hands of an infected person, and then touching one's mouth, eyes, or nose without first washing one's hands. A study found that 2019-nCoV (also called SARS-CoV-2) has a half-life of 6.8 hours on plastic and 3.5 hours on cardboard, such that the amount of virus is undetectable in 3 days on plastic but within just 1 day on cardboard. (Interestingly, the virus was undetectable on stainless steel after about 2 days but within 4 hours on copper.) (van Dormalen, NEJM (correspondence) 2020). ConsumerLab.com Newsletter