AASTEC Cleaning COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- Key tips on when and how to clean and disinfect your home to prevent the spread of germs.
- Information on the importance of safe and healthy infant hygiene practices, including frequently asked questions on how to safely clean and store infant feeding items, and the science behind the recommendations on breast pump hygiene.
- Practical information on personal hygiene habits, including nail hygiene, facial cleanliness, and foot hygiene.
- Hygiene practices around animals.
- Resources for public health and medical professionals.
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Soap inactivates the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 by dissolving the lipid (fatty) membrane that envelops the virus.
Because soap inactivates the coronavirus, it is a cleaner and a sanitizer.
Definitions to know:
- To Clean: the act of removing germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces and objects. Works by using soap/detergent, water and friction for physical removal.
- To Sanitize: the act of reducing germs on surfaces and object to safe levels of 99.99%.
- To Disinfect: the act of destroying almost all infectious organisms.
- Dwell time/kill time/contact time: the time a disinfectant or sanitizer needs to remain wet on a surface or object before it kills bacteria and viruses.