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Coronavirus Decontamination

Coronavirus


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The coronavirus outbreak is an ongoing global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 that has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China. As of November 13th, 2020, more than 53 million cases have been confirmed, of which 1.3 million were classified as fatal.

"Currently, the emergence of a novel human coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has become a global health concern causing severe respiratory tract infections in humans. Human-to-human transmissions have been described with incubation times between 2-10 days, facilitating its spread via droplets, contaminated hands or surfaces." Journal of Hospital Infection

Decontamination


"Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses, meaning they are one of the easiest to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product." Coronavirus Cases Trigger EPA Rapid Response

Hydrogen Peroxide (H₂O₂) has long been used as a disinfectant and is effective against viruses, bacteria, yeasts, and bacterial spores in vitro. H₂O₂ is an environmentally safe alternative to chlorine-based disinfectants, as it degrades to form oxygen and water and generally recognized by FDA as a safe antimicrobial agent. Chemically it's the same peroxide you use in your home to clean wounds just with a higher concentration.

Hydrogen peroxide works by producing destructive hydroxyl free radicals that can attack membrane lipids, DNA, and other essential cell components. The peroxide is distributed with an aerosol comprised of droplets in the micron range that allows the disinfectant to reach even the smallest of places where virus might hide. After the oxygen from the peroxide has reacted the left over material is water vapor.

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Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide is registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a sterilant, which the EPA defines as "a substance that destroys or eliminates all forms of microbial life in the inanimate environment, including all forms of vegetative bacteria, bacterial spores, fungi, fungal spores, and viruses”.

A technical report on our open source vapor phase hydrogen peroxide decontamination device for N95 Masks is available. If you are a fellow researcher looking to collaborate please contact us.

For information about our Coronavirus Disinfection Services in the Monterey Bay Area

Our objective is to help eradicate coronavirus. If you are interested please fill out the contact form below or give us a call at 1-855-OXYFOG1

Additional notes:


It is possible to use other disinfectants depending on environment including Chlorine based products such as Clorox, VitalOxide, and others. EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19. Decontamination with disinfectants other than hydrogen peroxide may have post application safety issues.

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