Will an antibacterial product kill COVID-19?

Today, “Antibacterial wiping” is a popular term in the healthcare industry. It is not surprising, that such a popular terminology is often confused with the more common terms “disinfecting wipes” and antibacterial hand hygiene products”. Therefore, Cleaning Sydney seeks to shed some light on the question, “Does an antibacterial product kill COVID-19?”. Through a detailed comparison of two commonly used disinfectant products, we hope to shed some light on the subject.

Antibacterial hand hygiene products typically come in either a solution (for use in general applications) or a spray. Most common disinfectants are based upon alcohols or oxides of fatty acids. These ingredients kill organisms on contact by disrupting their ability to reproduce. Thus, they start cleaning cold, warm, and damp surfaces, but once they penetrate into the deeper layers of the surface, they have no effect.

Many organisms, including all bacteria, viruses, and fungi, produce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) when they feed. In fact, some VOCs are airborne, and some are present in the atmosphere when there is moisture. Cold, warm, and damp surfaces are typically less humid, which is why we use a variety of disinfectants for cleaning surfaces – including alcohols, chlorinated solvents, and many types of organic disinfectants.

The active ingredient in most antibacterial products is Chlorhexidine hydrochloride. Chlorhexidine hydrochloride, also known as HCL, is the active ingredient in many common disinfecting solutions. The question is whether it is essential to use a disinfectant containing this ingredient, especially in low amounts. After all, a lot of health problems can be treated by simply washing with water and soap, and many household surfaces can be cleaned with plain hot water and a good, scrubby-type household cleaning product.

However, disinfecting wipes are not all made the same, and disinfection by water alone can’t remove all potential pathogens. If the contaminant is a virus, for example, then a disinfecting wipe that doesn’t kill viruses may not be all that effective, since viruses grow in cold temperatures. So what is needed is a germ-killing UV light. UV light kills pathogens without killing healthy cells, as well. UV light might just be the solution when it comes to killing viruses.

But the question isn’t “How will an antibacterial product kill viruses?” Instead, it’s “Why don’t disinfecting wipes kill viruses?” The problem lies in the fact that wipes are only good at disinfecting surfaces, and not all surfaces are equally vulnerable to drying out and becoming un-dried. Some surfaces, like bathroom tiles and countertops, become moist over time. This is because people can (and do) use their hands to wipe their faces dry after a shower or bath.

These kinds of moist surfaces are very hospitable to bacteria. Therefore, simply wiping your hands dry after touching them and using hand sanitisers won’t kill viruses or bacteria. Therefore Clean Group has an easy way to kill viruses and bacteria, spraying of an eco-friendly solution for easy sanitation, friendly to our environment, and our very ownself you just have to scrub these moist surfaces down and a sanitize office can be achieved, without using any strong detergents and disinfectants. And, unless if you probably don’t have access to such cleaning solution, you have the decision to use Bleach, on the other hand, has been used to kill many types of germs, and it works great on cleaning harmful pathogen in the surfaces.

Bleach is, obviously, hazardous if it gets onto hands and doesn’t get wash off quickly. But, disinfecting bleach is very easy and convenient. If you have a wide-ranging dirt problem in your workplace, or if you’ve just noticed or doesn’t realize that your office mates is frequently touching unsecured surfaces, you know how easy it is to wipe off the dirt and grime so that surfaces stay clean. Unfortunately, most household surfaces touched by office members aren’t regularly cleaned. That means that the average person is exposed to deadly levels of harmful germs, even when doing things like going out or cleaning with disinfectant cleaners. So, will an antibacterial product kill COVID-19? The decision and answer will always be with you. 

 

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