Coronavirus  Laundry

Clean and disinfect:

  • Laundry from a COVID-19 cases can be washed with other individuals’ laundry.

    • Individuals handling laundry from COVID-19 cases should wear disposable gloves, discard after each use, and clean their hands after.

    • Laundry from quarantined individuals can be washed with other individuals’ laundry.

Clean and disinfect

  • CDC : Linens, Clothing, and Other Items That Go in the Laundry

  • In order to minimize the possibility of dispersing virus through the air, do not shake dirty laundry.

  • Wash items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry that has been in contact with an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.

  • Clean and disinfect hampers or other carts for transporting laundry according to the guidance above for hard or soft surfaces.

EPA's  approved disinfectants

  • EPA's List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

  • Hydrogen peroxide is an alternative additional disinfectant that meets the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2.

  • Products that claim to kill germs must meet efficacy requirements and guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and must be registered with EPA and carry an EPA registration number on their label.

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Seventh Generation Chlorine-Free Bleach 

In this period we keep our house cleaner, disinfected and we wash our laundry more often.

 

"Conventional Chlorine Bleach" is a disinfectant that’s been around for almost a hundred years, but that aside there are lots of problems with using bleach.

First, it’s not an effective cleaner, so you’ll need to use something else to perform that task. It also comes with very slow contact times (amount of time a surface must stay wet to kill germs). Finally, it is irritating to skin, eyes and breathing it in all day long isn’t great for your lungs. 

Hydrogen peroxide is a great disinfectant and great alternative to traditional bleach or alcohol.

I keep it in a spray bottle and spray on many surfaces including kitchen counter, handles, doorknobs, bathroom and cell phones. ​

  • No “bleachy” smell, the color-safe formula can be added to every laundry load as a chlorine bleach alternative

  • Eco-friendly - biodegradable- septic safe. 0% dyes, fragrances, chlorine bleach, phosphates or artificial brighteners

  • Made for both standard and HE (high efficiency) washing machines

  • Amazon-Whole Foods has it in stock most of the time so be sure to check it often. 

  • It is also available on Thrive Market

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USDA Certified Organic Whole Foods Market - Laundry Detergent 
  • CDC : Linens, Clothing, and Other Items That Go in the Laundry

  • In order to minimize the possibility of dispersing virus through the air, do not shake dirty laundry.

  • Wash items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry that has been in contact with an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.

  • Clean and disinfect hampers or other carts for transporting laundry according to the guidance above for hard or soft surfaces.

  • Gentle on Skin & Hypoallergenic.

  • Made with Plant-Derived Ingredients. Biodegradable Formula.

  • No Added Fragrances or Dyes. No added Phosphates, Phthalates, or Chlorine. Not Tested on Animals.

  • USDA Certified Organic.

  • This is not a disinfectant you will need to use higher temperature in your cycle and to add the no chlorine bleach if you need to.