Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer Just As Effective Against COVID-
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A Research conducted at Brigham Young University have found that alcohol-free hand sanitizer is just as effective at disinfecting surfaces from the COVID-19 virus as alcohol-based products.

The team treated samples of the novel coronavirus with benzalkonium chloride, which is commonly used in alcohol-free hand sanitizers. In most of the test cases, the compounds wiped out at least 99.9% of the virus within 15 seconds.

To test their hypothesis, they put COVID samples in test tubes and then mixed in different compounds, including .2% benzalkonium chloride solution and three commercially available disinfectants containing quaternary ammonium compounds, as well as soil loads and hard water.

Since benzalkonium chloride typically works well against viruses surrounded by lipids like COVID the researchers believed that it would be a good fit for disinfecting the coronavirus. The team believes their findings may actually provide a change in government directions about hand sanitizer.

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https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30547-8/fulltext
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