Modified recommendations due to Covid-19 (pdf – print version)
Are biotechnology products sufficient cleaners to fight the virus crise we´re experiencing? Yes absolutely. Cleaning becomes even more important in times of increased risk for infection. Wash your hands frequently, keep distance and stay at home when you´re not feeling well. Clean your home like you normally do and clean high-touch surfaces more frequently to stop virus from spreading, i.e. light switch, door handle, mobile phones etc.
There is a shortage of disinfectants and hand sanitizer products right now. We´re proposing a modification to normal cleaning and hygiene procedures. Identify the high-touch surfaces in your home and apply Clean Bath. Wherever needed, the following cleaning procedure may apply for additional microbiological control and increased safety. Virus dislike acidic pH and surfactants, which helps us stop the spreading of infections.
Proposed procedures for cleaning
• Clean your home like you normally do with All Clean.
• After cleaning, apply Clean Bath on high-touch surfaces and leave it on for a minimum of 3 minutes. Wipe it off with a soaked cleaning cloth. Keep in mind it´s an acidic product (pH 3,5) and can leave stains on sensitive materials like nature stone etc. Try it on a small surface.
• After cleaning, wash cleaning material properly. Laundry detergents contain lots of surfactants that kills the virus. High temperature does the job of course, but is also tough for the textiles.
• Wash your hands thoroughly.
• Increase the cleaning frequency on high-touch surfaces as people traffic increase.
Please note that Clean Bath has not been registered as disinfecting or sanitizing product in all countries. Similar formulations with identical active ingredients and concentrations are registered in Europe under the BPR 1 2, as hard surface disinfectant. The scientific literature also reports clear demonstration of antimicrobial activity for the active ingredient 3 4.
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1 Biocidal Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) 528/2012)
2 ECHA, European Chemical Agency, Article 95 List Prepared as of 14 February 2020. https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/27434452/art_95_list_en.pdf/c752c5ae-358c-e84b-652a-fb98106dfe8e
3 Efficacy of Organic Acids in Hand Cleansers for Prevention of Rhinovirus Infections, Turner, R. B. et al., Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, July 2004, p. 2595–2598.
4 Surfactant-Enhanced Organic Acid Inactivation of Tulane Virus, a Human Norovirus Surrogate. Lacombe, A. et al., Journal of Food Protection, Vol. 81, No. 2, 2018, p. 279–283