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What Chemicals Are Effective Coronavirus Disinfectants?

18 March 2020
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The worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has brought into focus the importance of cleaning procedures in the home, workplace and commercial locations from shopping centres to sports grounds to airlines.
 
As scientists work on vaccines and other possible treatments, the best short term strategy that experts are advising  is containment and prevention, which is being applied across the UK and Europe and beyond.
 
The coronavirus is spread via droplets, contaminated hands or surfaces, and recent coronavirus research (that is yet to be peer reviewed) has shown it can live for up to 24 hours on cardboard, and 2-3 days on surfaces like plastic and some metals.

The Journal of Hospital Infection has collated 22 studies and recommended disinfectant solutions with any one of the three biocidal agents: 
62–71% ethanol, or
0.5% hydrogen peroxide , or
0.1% sodium hypochlorite
 
For commercial cleaners looking to use these solutions, Ezi-action drumpumps are proven to pump any of the chemicals listed above. You can learn more about our drum pumps here, used and trusted in many industries in the UK and around the world.
 
For consumers looking for home cleaning products, it’s important to carefully read the composition of sprays and disinfectants. Some household disinfectant companies state their products kill coronavirus, and this refers to previously known coronaviruses prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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