Hand and surface disinfectants proven to kill the COVID-19 virus in 30 seconds

Date: 30.11.2020Source: Ecolab

Independent testing, has confirmed the efficacy of a suite of Ecolab hygiene and disinfectant products against the virus that causes COVID-19. Ecolab’s Skinman Soft Protect FF, a high-quality, alcohol-based hand rub, and surface disinfectant Sirafan Speed, were both proven effective against the virus that causes COVID-19 in this testing coordinated through Dr Brill & Partner GmbH and carried out by the Ruhr University Bochum, in Germany.

Effective hand hygiene and surface cleaning are critical in preventing the spread of viral infection. According to several scientific studies, SARS-CoV-2 is estimated to survive several days on skin and on surfaces. Frequent cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and proper hand hygiene have been identified as critical measures to help stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, according to the World Health Organisation.

Said Sam de Boo, president Western Europe Ecolab: “Cleaning hands and surfaces are one of the few weapons against the pandemic. We need people to understand and see the benefits of hygiene. With the range of Ecolab products that have proven effective against the COVID-19 virus, people will feel more confident and adopt hygiene behaviours quicker to help stop the pandemic and protect public health.”

Ecolab’s disinfectants are used across a range of critical industries, including food manufacturing and services, food retail, hospitality and healthcare and long-term care facilities. These Industries rely on adherence to hygiene practices like hand and surface disinfection to protect their staff, patients and customers. Ecolab offers guidance and protocols to ensure effective product application and disinfection processes. For more visit ecolab.com

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