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If Lysol Disinfectant kills 99.9% of viruses & bacteria, will spraying it again

  1. TheHoleStory profile image80
    TheHoleStoryposted 4 years ago

    If Lysol Disinfectant kills 99.9% of viruses & bacteria, will spraying it again get the other .1%?


  2. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 4 years ago

    No, it will only get 99.9% so there will be 0.0001% left!

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    No, no matter how much you spray, there is always going to be that one virus or bacteria that covers their butts. smile

  4. PaisleeGal profile image78
    PaisleeGalposted 4 years ago

    Well it should ... according to the math ... you should be ahead by 98% when you spray the second time ... Right???
    Fun query!!  smile

    1. mariahudges profile image60
      mariahudgesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      There will always be that one virus.  haha. .You made my day, silly!

  5. conradofontanilla profile image81
    conradofontanillaposted 4 years ago

    No, spraying again will not get the 1%. Virus is either DNA or RNA. Assume that the living matter in virus is the DNA or RNA. Although conventional medicine says that virus is neither dead nor alive. Hepatitis B virus consists of empty protein surface (non infectious) and protein surface with DNA that is infectious. There are more empty protein surface than protein surface with DNA in a teaspoon of blood. The same is true in the air. However, blood test or test for antigen will recognize both empty protein surface and protein surface with DNA. That is false positive. That 1% could be empty protein surface that cannot be "killed" because they don't have DNA. Anyway, the don't replicate and infect.
    A virus comes alive when it looks for a hole in the cell to get in and inserts its genes in the chromosomes of the host.

  6. kidscrafts profile image82
    kidscraftsposted 4 years ago

    Ah! Ah! Ah!  Great question, TheHoleStory! 
    I think the 1 % left will never be touch because the product just doesn't kill them.  The bad part is that some bad virus and bacteria might develop and resisting to those products!  Where does the fight end?

  7. MarleneB profile image95
    MarleneBposted 4 years ago

    No, because Lysol just can't get at that .1% of viruses left on the surface. I'm still looking for Lysol to develop a secondary product. They could call it "Lysol II" a product that kills .1% of viruses and bacteria! What a marketing challenge that would be.

  8. davidkaluge profile image50
    davidkalugeposted 4 years ago

    Well, spraying again will kill 99.9% of 1% but the main point is that it is not a sterlizer so it only reduces the viral and bacterial load so infection becomes less likely.

  9. Emma Our profile image81
    Emma Ourposted 4 years ago

    the other 1% is immortal ! it cannot be killed no matter how you spray xd