Does disinfecting surfaces really prevent the spread of coronavirus?

The good news from investigations of the coronavirus spread is that past studies show disinfectants, including diluted bleach solution such as Det-Sol 500, can deactivate coronaviruses on indoor surfaces.

Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses with a protective fat layer that disinfectants tear apart compared to noroviruses and other common viruses that have a more robust protein shell.

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The Environmental Protection Agency has a list of disinfectants that have shown to be include products similar to Det-Sol that has sodium hypochlorite that creates a powerful bleach in as little as 1000 ppm.

Det-Sol products are used to clean schools, kindergartens, airports, public transport, hospitals and aged care centres – or anywhere that has a hard surface.

In research published in the Journal of Hospital Infection, researchers found that a related coronavirus that causes SARS can persist up to 9 days on nonporous surfaces such as stainless steel or plastic representing a major health problem.  These virus land on hardf surfaces as a result of coughing or sneezing and can be contracted via touch that then transfers \to your mouth or nose via  your hands.

So, what about outdoors? According to a variety of local news reports from cities including Shanghai and Gwangju, South Korea, the disinfectant most commonly used outdoors is a diluted solution of sodium hypochlorite which is the effective agent in Det-Sol 500.


Eucalip is an Australian manufacturer and distributor of Det-Sol infection control products based in Melbourne Australia for over 30 years with supply to major hospitals, institutions and military and recent exports to China for hard surface infection control for the Covid-19 virus.

Both the WHO and CDC have stated that sodium hypochlorite (Det-Sol in solution) of 1000 ppm is recommended for hard surface disinfection for Covid-19.
Our products are packaged in tamper-proof sachets which when the contents are dissolved in one litre of water becomes sodium hypochlorite which is used in every major hospital worldwide every day for infection control.
Det-Sol is a pre-measured chlorinated compound in powder form packed in a convenient sachet with printed instructions for use, has a colour indicator to distinguish from clear water solutions, is TGA listed, Defence recognised supplier status for pandemic use, safe, easy to use and store, effective, economical and has a five-year shelf life from date of manufacture.
Our company has just shipped to China and are in negotiations with other interested countries for supply as Det-Sol is lightweight and easy to deploy (one carton of Det-Sol 500 has 250 x 6 gram sachets which makes 250 litres of sodium hypochlorite and only weighs 2 kilograms)

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