Disinfectants revisit

Written by Dickson Yip (HKU Master of Toxicology)

The pandemic goes on. At the time of writing this article, there was 9 more local infection of COVID-19 in Hong Kong. Although the officials describe this virus as novel, it is still a typical virus and vulnerable to household disinfectants. Let’s have a quick revisit on different types of disinfectants available in the market.

*means the time required for the contact between disinfectant and the virus in order to achieve the desired outcome. The actual contact time varies with conditions like temperature, type and amount of virus

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Source: Stanford University, EPA of the US, Faculty of Medicine (HKU)