Cleaning ingredients found in dishwashing liquids, when used in the right levels, can be effective against diseases causing the current pandemic, lab studies conducted by Japan experts have proven.
Test findings by Japan's National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) showed significant reduction in the virus count on items or surfaces that are exposed to cleaning actives called "surfactant" diluted to 0.05%-0.2% for 20 seconds to 5 minutes.
The study was commissioned by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which tapped NITE to look into other options for disinfecting homes and workplaces. This was undertaken to mitigate global alcohol shortage and cope with the sudden surge in demands of alcohol disinfectant at medical facilities as well as home and workplace environments given the global situation.
According to the review committee of experts, these seven types of surfactants are commonly found in household products like dishwashing liquids:
- Sodium linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (0.1% or more)
- Alkyl glycoside (0.1% or more)
- Alkylamine oxide (0.05% or more)
- Benzalkonium chloride (0.05% or more)
- Benzethonium chloride (0.05% or more) (newly added on May 28, 2020)
- Dialkyldimethyl ammonium chloride (0.01% or more) (newly added on May 28, 2020)
- Polyoxyethylene alkylether (0.2% or more)
With this research confirming more accessible ways to disinfect your homes and workplaces, dishwashing liquids, like Joy Philippines, that contain these ingredients offer to benefit Filipinos and may serve as a reliable substitute to alcohol-based disinfectant.
New solution to disinfecting
Japan NITE recommends the solution ratio of one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid mixed in 500ml water. To sanitize, wipe all items or surfaces with a cloth soaked in this solution. Ensure to squeeze excess liquid out of the cloth to prevent the liquid from dripping. Wipe firmly in one direction to prevent spreading dirt and virus. Leave the items or surfaces to rest with the mixture for about five minutes then, wipe off the soap solution with a cloth soaked in water. Finally, wipe dry all items and surfaces with another clean cloth.
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