DOH does NOT recommend spraying or misting as protection against COVID-19

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DOH does not recommend spraying or misting. There is no evidence to support that spraying of surfaces or large scale misting of areas, indoor or outdoor with disinfecting agents, kills the virus.

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Spraying or misting has an additional health concern as it can:

1. Cause pathogens to be dispersed further during spraying

2. Result to skin irritation and inhalation of chemicals

3. Cause environmental pollution

DOH advises to soak objects or disinfect surfaces to kill the virus.

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