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#1 Posted : 29 April 2021 12:24:41(UTC)
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Informative article published by the US CDC about the risks of transmission through air or from surfaces and the control measures to use. 


thanks 3 users thanked Kate for this useful post.
chris42 on 29/04/2021(UTC), peter gotch on 29/04/2021(UTC), CptBeaky on 30/04/2021(UTC)
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#2 Posted : 29 April 2021 14:09:01(UTC)
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peter gotch

Thanks Kate

Not good news for those spending money on advertising that their cleaning product is so much better than the rest, nor those who have been trying to sell those misting tunnels.

Selective quote below.....

"There have been increases in poisonings and injuries from unsafe use of cleaners and disinfectants since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some types of disinfection applications, particularly those including fogging or misting, are neither safe nor effective for inactivating the virus unless properly used.

Surface disinfection has been shown to be effective for preventing secondary transmission of SARS-CoV-2 between an infected person and other people within households . However, there is little scientific support for routine use of disinfectants in community settings,  to prevent  transmission from fomites. In public spaces and community settings, available epidemiological data and QMRA studies indicate that the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from fomites is low—compared with risks from direct contact, droplet transmission or airborne transmission . Routine cleaning performed effectively with soap or detergent, at least once per day, can substantially reduce virus levels on surfaces. When focused on high-touch surfaces, cleaning with soap or detergent should be enough to further reduce the relatively low transmission risk from fomites in situations when there has not been a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 indoors."

thanks 3 users thanked peter gotch for this useful post.
A Kurdziel on 29/04/2021(UTC), CptBeaky on 30/04/2021(UTC), DavidGault on 30/04/2021(UTC)
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