As we work towards overcoming the COVID-19 virus, the latest super-spreading Delta SARS-CoV-2 variant threatens the world’s efforts in containment and recovery. As of June 2021, Malaysia records its first few cases of the Delta variant. According to Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, you are at risk of infection from the airborne virus if you come into contact with an infected person within a 1-metre distance, in as quickly as 15 seconds.
Not all hope is lost. Keeping up with proper hygiene practices using effective disinfection solutions will help keep you and your at-risk loved ones safe from COVID-19 viruses.
One highly effective and internationally recognized solution available in the market used to curb COVID-19 is Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl). This Electrolyzed Water solution is used in both health care and public settings for large-scale disinfection, as well as everyday hand sanitizers. In fact, HOCl is a widely-used solution in countries worldwide because of its ability to disinfect airborne germs, bacteria, and viruses, without being harmful to humans or animals.
Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) is a recommended disinfection solution by the Japanese government and their researchers in the fight against COVID-19 spread.
As of June 2020, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; and Consumer Affairs Agency listed HOCl solutions as effective disinfectant options for public use. After many years of its use in the medical setting, Japanese scientists were able to find a way to formulate stable HOCl sanitizers and disinfectants that are suitable for daily use.
Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) is also recommended by health authorities and governmental bodies worldwide.
Health officials and government bodies worldwide, like the US EPA, Health Canada, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare, and the Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration, recognises HOCl-based sanitizers and disinfectants as effective solutions in killing the COVID-19 virus and its various strains.
Early initiatives to detect COVID-19, such as South Korea’s Drive-through Testing Station, used HOCl “shower chambers” for volunteers and medical professionals after each shift to kill off any virus particles that may have landed on their clothing.
In Italy, researchers are urging for the use of HOCl sprays in dental clinics. They found potential in HOCl solutions to keep doctors, nurses, and patients safe from COVID-19, by simply disinfecting their premises regularly using HOCl solutions at 20 to 200ppm. American dental offices are also utilising HOCl foggers, as they recognise its effectiveness for everyday use.
To help keep smaller towns and villages safe from the COVID-19 virus, Taiwan’s local government members handed out HOCl surface disinfectants to their people. They recognised that the solution is safe but effective enough to be handed out to everyday citizens, lowering the risk of getting their people sick from the virus and using the disinfectants in the long run.
All in all, the research shows that HOCl products at the right concentrations can be used as non-toxic solutions in the fight against COVID-19 viruses. In Malaysia, HOCl presents a new opportunity for public use, as seen in its effectiveness abroad in keeping everyday citizens safe from infection. HOCl sanitizers and disinfectants are recommended by health care experts, researchers, and governmental departments worldwide to keep the air we breathe and surfaces we touch free from COVID-19 viruses.
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