Author: Brandon Bahr
DOES ETHANOL KILL HUMAN CORONAVIRUS?
Ethanol, also known as grain alcohol, or the liquor you drink on a Friday night, is used for several purposes, including, more recently, fighting germs and killing bacteria. Ethanol is also used in perfumes, to create gasoline, in food additives, and in various household cleaning products.
Ethanol contains various antimicrobial properties, meaning it can kill germs and bacteria. This is why alcohol is also used in medical products such as antiseptic. However, for ethanol to be effective at killing germs and bacteria, including the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, it shouldn't be used individually; it must be mixed in a solution, such as hand sanitizer, containing a very specific percentage of ethanol to actually work and be safe; more on this later. So, in short, yes, ethanol can kill coronavirus germs and bacteria, but only if used in the correct solution and format.
This article will discuss everything you need to know about ethanol and alcohol and just how effective the chemical solution is at fighting off germs, bacteria, and, of course, the recent and ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Author: Brandon Bahr
COVID19, THE FDA & HAND SANITIZER
The last six or so months have been difficult for everyone, with COVID-19, a strand of the coronavirus, affecting everybody in some way or another. Perhaps you were left to homeschool your kids while juggling work, had to complete your exams and finish your degree from home, or, worst case, lost someone dear to you.
However, there is one thing we can all relate to: we’re all in this together, no matter how long it takes. It’s not just one town, city, or country; it’s a global effort to save lives, look out for one another, and do all that we can do to beat this deadly virus.
In particular, the food and drug administration (FDA) have deregulated their original guidelines of testing hand sanitizer products in an effort to ensure all adults and children have access to the bacteria-killing essential we all once took for granted. However, there has been some confusion from the media and others in response to the FDA’s most recent updates and FDA hand sanitizer, some of which we will outline in this short article.