Coronavirus - Are Sporicidin® Brand Disinfectant Solution and MediClean Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate Effective?

Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate QGC against Coronavirus

Sporicidin Brand Disinfectant Solution is listed on page 11 in epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2 of EPA registered disinfectants that may be used against coronavirus.

According to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site, The CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread is occurring.

The 2019-nCoV Coronavirus that is currently causing concern has the following characteristics:

  • Person-to-person spread has been reported outside China, including in the United States and other countries.
  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS, SARS, and now with 2019-nCoV.
  • 2019-nCoV is a betacoronavirus, like MERS and SARs, both of which have their origins in bats.
  • It has made a significant number of people sick in many countries around the world and many have died.
  • CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.
  • The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), is not that same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
  • The recently emerged 2019-nCoV is not the same as the coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or the coronavirus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). However, genetic analyses suggest this virus emerged from a virus related to SARS.
  • According to the CDC, “products with label claims against human coronaviruses should be used according to label instructions.” This would include Sporicidin.
  • Ensure that environmental cleaning and disinfection procedures are followed consistently and correctly. eRoutine cleaning and disinfection procedures (e.g., using cleaners and water to pre-clean surfaces prior to applying an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant to frequently touched surfaces or objects for appropriate contact times as indicated on the product’s label) are appropriate for 2019-nCoV in healthcare settings, including those patient-care areas in which aerosol-generating procedures are performed.

Cleaning carpet will remove most bacteria and viruses. Most public health sites such as the North Carolina Division of Public Health state “steam-clean the carpet to 170 degrees Fahrenheit for five minutes or 212 degrees Fahrenheit for one minute to completely inactivate the virus.”

A paragraph in an article at health.harvard.edu/blog/as-coronavirus-spreads-many-questions-and-some-answers-2020022719004#q5 titled “Can the coronavirus live on soft surfaces like fabric or carpet? What about hard surfaces?” states:

“How long the new coronavirus can live on a soft surface — and more importantly, how easy or hard it is to spread this way — isn’t clear yet. So far, available evidence suggests it can be transmitted less easily from soft surfaces than frequently-touched hard surfaces, such as a doorknob or elevator button.
“According to the WHO, coronaviruses may survive on surfaces for just a few hours or several days, although many factors will influence this, including surface material and weather.”

An article on the World Health Organization at who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses titled “How long does the virus survive on surfaces?” states:

“It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).
“If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.”

According to Dylan Morris, a Ph.D candidate at Princeton, a government-funded experiment by researchers from Princeton, UCLA, and the National Institutes of Health shows that SARS-COVID-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can survive on surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel for up to three days. Though preliminary, the experiment emphasizes the importance of diligently sanitizing cellphones, plastic and metal surfaces regularly to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Our web page on MediClean Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate states “While this new strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has not been tested against any disinfectants as of the time of this statement, Mediclean Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate has been shown effective against similar classes of viruses - the Human Coronavirus, Adenovirus, and the SARS Associated Coronavirus. It is an EPA registered (no. 70385-6) hospital-grade, disinfectant cleaner concentrate for use on many different types of surfaces per its label.”

Sporicidin Brand Disinfectant Solution is a EPA registered intermediate level disinfectant with a broad spectrum kill which cleans, disinfects, deodorizes. Provides 100% kill of pathogenic vegetative organisms, including MRSA, VRE and Avian Influenza A Virus (H9N2 and H1N1). Continuous residual activity up to 6 months. Compatible with plastics, wood, glass and metals, alcohol-free Sporicidin Disinfectant is non-staining, non-abrasive and non-corrosive. FDA registered; OSHA compliant. With ratings in the lowest EPA toxicity category, Sporicidin has the most neutral pH of any phenolic based disinfectant.

To clean, disinfect and deodorize, pre-clean contaminated area with Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution to remove excess vegetative growth, filth or contaminates. Thoroughly wet pre-cleaned area with Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution and allow surfaces to remain wet for ten minutes. Sporicidin can be applied by hand sprayer, sponge, mop, cloth, pressure sprayer, fogging device, portable sprayer, portable or truckmounted carpet cleaning machine. Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution is approved for decontaminating carpets.

NOTE: In some states, you must be licensed to apply bactericides, sanitizers, etc.

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