When the COVID pandemic hit, the world was scrambling for answers. One of the most important questions was how to best disinfect surfaces and prevent the spread of the virus.
Now, new research has demonstrated that a commonly used disinfectant is effective at killing the virus. The study, published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, tested the disinfectantbleach on the four main types of coronaviruses.
The researchers found that the bleach was able to kill all four viruses within five minutes of exposure. This is good news for those looking to prevent the spread of COVID, as it shows that commonly available disinfectants can be effective against the virus.
Of course, it is still important to practice good hygiene habits, such as washing your hands and avoiding touching your face. However, this research shows that disinfecting surfaces with bleach can be an important part of preventing the spread of COVID.
As the world grapples with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, scientists are working tirelessly to find ways to prevent the spread of the disease. A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine shows that a common disinfectant used to kill the virus that causes COVID-19 is effective at inactivating the virus.
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona, looked at the efficacy of hypochlorous acid (HOCI), a molecule that is produced by the human body to fight infection. HOCI is also found in many household cleaners and disinfectants.
The researchers found that HOCI was effective at inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19, at low concentrations. In fact, the researchers found that HOCI was more effective at inactivating the virus than bleach, another common disinfectant.
Importantly, the study also found that HOCI was effective at inactivating the virus on surfaces, such as door handles and countertops. This is critical, as surfaces are often a major source of transmission for viruses like SARS-CoV-2.
The findings of this study are important as they provide evidence that HOCI, a common and easily accessible disinfectant, is an effective agent against SARS-CoV-2. This information can be used to help develop new cleaning and disinfection protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.