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How long do cold germs live in refrigerator?

Last Updated: 12th July, 2021

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Just so, can germs live in the refrigerator?

Refrigerator. Refrigeration doesn't kill bacteria -- it just slows their growth. The more you open and close the refrigerator door, the greater your chance of bringing in mold.

can cold virus live in freezer? Viruses frozen in water are likely to be inactivated by the water's relatively low pH. “But if the virus was in droppings, which presumably is how it was deposited, there seems to be no reason why it should not freeze and survive at low temperatures.”

Similarly one may ask, how long do cold germs live on fabric?

Cold viruses have been shown to survive on indoor surfaces for approximately seven days. Flu viruses, however, are active for only 24 hours. All viruses have the potential to live on hard surfaces, such as metal and plastic, longer than on fabrics and other soft surfaces.

How long do cold germs live in the air?

Influenza Germs Viruses that cause influenza can survive in the air as droplets for hours and live on hard surfaces like phones and keyboards for up to 24 hours. Infectious flu viruses clinging to a tissue can last for about 15 minutes, but viruses on the hands tend to fade quickly.

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