Thursday, April 9th 2020, 9:53 am - These products can help kill the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19
We are all taking our cleaning routines a little more seriously these days, and especially now that the majority of Canadians understand surface transmission.
Consumer Reports created a condensed list of products that can help destroy the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. These products have been deemed most effective by The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
This will kill the novel coronavirus at concentrations of 70%. It is suggested that you first clean the area with water and detergent, then let the rubbing alcohol sit for 30 seconds. You should then wipe the area clean.
When cleaning with bleach, you should always wear gloves and dilute the solution -- four teaspoons of bleach to four cups of water. Since bleach is a harsh cleaner, you should make sure it won’t damage the surface you are trying to clean with a little spot test.
Soap and Water
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, coronaviruses are some of the easiest types of viruses to kill -- simply just using soap will do the trick. That is why handwashing is of such high importance right now.
This is effective at 3%. It is not as intense as bleach, so you do not need to dilute the solution. In order for it to work, you should spray it on a surface, let it sit for one minute, then clean.
For a full list of products that the Government of Canada is deeming useful for killing the coronavirus, you can refer to their database.
Officials have stressed the importance of cleaning electronics like your smartphone or shared computer spaces. Always follow manufacturer guidelines for cleaning. If you can not find this, alcohol based wipes should be your best bet at killing any virus and not soaking the equipment.