Technical Forum – Your COVID-19-related questions answered…
COVID-19 has thrown up many questions about how to clean and disinfect dental instruments and surfaces in order to leave no traces of coronaviruses.Research and Development Chemist and dentisan’s Technical Manager, Laura Yates, BSc CChem MRSC, has answered some of the most common questions below.
- According to latest guidance I need to use 1000 ppm chlorine for disinfecting surfaces; can I use Dentichlor for this?Yes, Dentichlor is a chlorine-based disinfectant. 1000 ppm chlorine can be achieved by dissolving 1 Dentichlor tablet in 1 litre of water.
- What’s the best method of use for Dentichlor when using it to disinfect surfaces?In order to follow the government guidelines, Dentichlor should be diluted as follows: 1 tablet should be dissolved in 1 litre of water. This will give a 1000 ppm chlorine solution. The solution should be used to disinfect clean chlorine compatible surfaces by application via a suitable cloth soaked in the solution. Wipe over the surface ensuring complete coverage, then leave to dry.
- Are Biocleanse Ultra wipes effective against coronaviruses?Biocleanse Ultra is effective against all enveloped viruses, which includes viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, H1N1, H5N1 and Coronaviruses.
- What is the recommended contact time for Biocleanse Ultra? The contact time for general disinfection, including viruses, is 1 minute. Where there is a specific tuberculosis concern, then a contact time of 15 minutes should be deployed.
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