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.
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.
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