Kill Virus with Steam

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‚ÄúCoronavirus does not do well in extreme environmental conditions,” – University Hospitals‚Äô Dr. Keith Armitage

Quoting a recent NEJM report… “We found that viable virus could be detected in aerosols up to 3 hours post aerosolization, up to 4 hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel.¬† HCoV-19 and SARS-CoV-1 exhibited similar half-lives in aerosols, with median estimates around 2.7 hours.¬† ¬†Both viruses show relatively long viability on stainless steel and polypropylene compared to copper or cardboard: the median half-life estimate for HCoV-19 is around 13 hours on steel and around 16 hours on polypropylene.¬† Our results indicate that aerosol and fomite transmission of HCoV-19 is plausible, as the virus can remain viable in aerosols for multiple hours and on surfaces up to days.”

This reinforces how we need to rethink “Clean” in our homes.¬† According to microbiologist Jason Tetro… “There‚Äôs one thing that unites all living things: they’re killed by heat. Heat at temperatures over 171 degrees F is the best killer of bacteria and viruses, and the temperature of steam is much higher than that.”

Check out this video for a very cool solution.

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