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Anti-Viral Tissues: Are They Worth It?

So what's the deal with anti-viral tissues? They seem like a great idea - anything that kills those cold and flu-causing viruses has to be worth it, right?

The good thing: Kleenex anti-viral tissues, with the little blue dots, kill the viruses that cause most colds and the flu. Within 15 minutes, the tissues kill 99% of them.

The not so good thing: The tissue is made of 3 layers, which tend to come apart easily. The middle layer in the tissue contains citric acid, which can burn a sensitive nose.


These tissues are only meant for catching coughs or sneezes, or to wipe your nose - they don't work as a surface cleaner.

These tissues do not prevent colds or the flu. They are meant to kill off viruses that are in the tissue before they can spread.

They don't cost much more than regular tissues, and may provide a little comfort for people who are freaked out about germs. So overall, it's a pretty good idea. I want to know what you think - would you buy them?

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