Studies have shown that disinfectants without alcohol based on benzalkonium chloride are also effective against covid19
Hand washing and disinfecting is one of the protocols implemented against the spread of covid-19 , although most disinfectants contain alcohol, a study has to show how those that do not contain also work.
An investigation at Brigham Young University in the United States published in the Journal of Hospital Infection stated that products based on benzalkonium chloride also help prevent the transmission of the coronavirus virus.
Benzalkonium chloride is regularly found in cleaning products, research also pointed to quaternary ammonium as an effective substance, ensuring that 99.9% effectiveness is achieved in 15 seconds, like alcohol-based disinfectants.
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Our results indicate that non-alcoholic hand sanitizer works just as well, so we could, even should, use it to control COVID-19.
Another benefit of this product when applied to the hands, for example, is that it does not give you a burning sensation, nor does it irritate you as much as what contains excess alcohol that causes dryness.
"It can make life easier for people who have to disinfect their hands a lot, such as health workers, and can even increase compliance with disinfection guidelines," they point out.
It is noted that "benzalkonium chloride is a disinfectant, bactericide and inhibitor of viral activity, used as a sanitizer and disinfectant. It is used as an antiseptic for the skin, mucous membranes and wounds."
This option is one more to avoid the spread of covid19, apart from the fact that we find it in commonly used products, being economical and being less irritable, it generates confidence, the action of having clean hands is because if we take them to areas such as the mouth and nose It is easy for the virus to enter the body.