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This Spray Can Disinfect Your House From Bacteria And Viruses

This Spray Can Disinfect Your House From Bacteria And Viruses

To disinfect your home and protect yourself from coronavirus, an infectious disease specialist explains when and how to use household bleach. Faced with the coronavirus pandemic, the time has come for containment in many countries with the main watchword: staying at home. Measures are deployed in all corners of the world to protect populations, despite cases that are constantly increasing, especially in Europe where France, Italy and Spain are among the most affected. Today, confinement is more than ever at the heart of the news to protect yourself and your loved ones. To this end, experts reveal hygiene measures that can be useful for you indoors, including a preparation to disinfect your home in the event of suspected or proven contamination. home.

The Covid-19 continues to expand and add to the death toll. Now is the time, more than ever, for solidarity and respect for instructions to stop the spread of the virus.

This Spray Can Disinfect Your House From Bacteria And Viruses

Hand hygiene
As the first line of defense against coronavirus, hand washing is essential. As the WHO explains, they should be washed frequently with soap and water, or with a hydro-alcoholic solution. For experts, the ideal is to use a soap "pure, that is to say without perfume, coloring or additives of any kind". To properly clean up, they also recommend the following steps:
  • Wet hands with water
  • Pour soap in the palm of your hand
  • Rub the top of the hands, fingers, palms and wrists for 15 to 20 seconds
  • Intertwine hands to clean between fingers
  • Clean the nails by rubbing them on the palm of the opposite hand
  • Rinse hands under water
  • Preferably dry with a disposable hand towel
  • Close the tap with the towel before throwing it away

Cleaning or disinfection?
According to the United States Federal Agency for Health (CDC), the ideal is to combine the two in case of suspected or proven contamination of a person at home. Their recommendations relayed by the Nouvel Obs consist of "cleaning visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection", to prevent Covid-19 and other viral respiratory diseases. The places concerned are the most frequently affected, in particular door handles, tables, toilets, sinks, taps and even offices. The most important thing is to ensure that your interior is well ventilated and ventilated, while respecting the instructions for use of the products used.

Which products to use?
In an article by Les Décodeurs, the newspaper Le Monde provides answers to many questions about the coronavirus. Referring to preliminary studies by the World Health Organization which estimate that “the virus could survive on certain surfaces from several hours to several days”, specialists report that bleach represents a simple solution for disinfecting surfaces. 

The WHO also identifies this solution, among other products, as a useful disinfectant against coronavirus, specifying however that under the nose or in contact with the skin, disinfectant chemicals can be dangerous. It is therefore essential that they are used according to the appropriate instructions. Indeed, many of them are recommended for so-called high-risk areas such as hospitals, rather than in a house if none of its inhabitants are contaminated.

How to prepare a homemade disinfectant?

In the event that disinfection is required, the United States Federal Health Agency recommends mixing four teaspoons of bleach for one liter of water.

For easier use, you can pour the mixture into a spray bottle and then use it as a spray on surfaces that are not likely to be damaged by this solution.

To know that many Fake News have put forward recipes for sanitizing sprays as pointed out by the Express or even dangerous uses of bleach which consisted of drinking it to treat the coronavirus.

Therefore we remind you that the spray proposed here is not to diffuse in the air but to spray on the surfaces to be cleaned. It is also essential to ventilate your house as much as possible to allow air to circulate freely between the different rooms.

Precautions for use:
If the use of bleach is advocated by organizations such as the WHO and the CDC to disinfect your home, it is important to note that this advice is given in the context of a pandemic.

In addition, the Queensland Government website explains that bleach solutions should be prepared on a day-to-day basis, not stored over time. The wearing of gloves and protective glasses, especially in the event of splashes, is strongly recommended when preparing a mixture.