Coronavirus tips: What kills Covid-19?
Cleaning companies are struggling with clients today because most clients are looking for brand vs ingredients. Ingredients cleans, brand don’t, and this post is an atempt to make clients to understand the difference.
No disinfectants on the market today have actually been tested on the real SARS-Cov-2 virus that causes COVID-19. This virus is too new for there to have been lab testing procedures set up, and those procedures may not exist for years. We do know that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is an enveloped virus, which is normally the easiest class of viruses to kill on surfaces.
This virus outbreak is a continually evolving situation. The best way to separate fact from fear is to follow the website of the Centers for Disease Control for the latest, trusted information. Right now, on the CDC website “How to Protect Yourself” page, it says to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. It also says, “Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.”
The CDC also points out that while cleaning is important, proper handwashing, respiratory hygiene, and distancing yourself is likely much more important. The main vector of transmission for this disease is direct person-to-person contact.
Epa has released a list of Cleaning Products that they found it kill Covid-19 however they point out the most known brand, let us remember that what kills the virus are the ingredients found in the product, not the brand itself, stores have run out of most known brands, so I found helpful to put together a list of ingredients found in those brands.
Brand A is a famous brand that is listed on the Epa website vs Brand B is not listed, does that mean that brand B won’t kill Human Coronavirus?
Brand A contain Sodium hypochlorite which is said to kill Human coronavirus
Brand B also contain Sodium hypochlorite
So what kills the virus? the Brand or the ingredient?
Here is list of ingredients to find in cleaning products that kills Covid-19 according to Epa-United States Environmental Protection Agency