The World Health Organization (WHO) warned about the damage that could be caused to people’s health by spray or spray the streets with disinfectant and assured that this practice does not work to eliminate the new coronavirus.
The WHO explained that this practice represents a health risk
Through a statement on the cleaning and disinfection of surfaces in the framework of the response to new coronavirus, the who he explained:
(…) Spraying or spraying outdoor spaces, such as streets or markets, is not recommended to kill the virus that causes COVID-19 or other pathogens, since the action of the disinfectant is nullified by dirt. “
The who added:
Even in the absence of organic matter, chemical spraying is unlikely to properly cover all surfaces for the contact time necessary to deactivate pathogens. “
Furthermore, streets and sidewalks are not considered reservoirs of COVID-19 infection, “he adds, noting that” spraying disinfectant, even outdoors, can be dangerous to human health. “
The WHO stresses that “in no case is it recommended to spray people with disinfectant“Because this” could be physically and psychologically dangerous and would not reduce an infected person’s ability to spread the virus through droplets or by contact. “
Spraying chlorine or other toxic chemicals on people can cause irritation.Photo: AFP
This practice can damage eyes and skin, among others
Spray chlorine or other toxic chemicals reminds the WHO, it can cause eye and skin irritation, bronchospasm and have gastrointestinal effects in people.
The OMS nor does it recommend systematic spraying of disinfectant in confined spaces to eliminate new coronavirus.
According to the organization, a study shows that spraying inside buildings is ineffective if it is not done directly.
If disinfectants are applied, it should be done with a cloth or a disinfectant wipe, “recommends the organization.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which caused the pandemic that has caused more than 300,000 deaths worldwide since it appeared in late December in China, can land on surfaces and objects, but there is currently no precise information on how much. The virus continues to be infectious on different surfaces over time.
Some studies indicated that the virus can remain for several days on different types of surface, but the WHO stressed that the data on duration are still theoretical, as they were recorded under experimental conditions.
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