Decontamination of consultation rooms
fogging disinfectant
Fogging disinfectant to decontaminate a consultation room

Many pharmacies have consultation rooms which provide customers with an opportunity to have a private meeting with a healthcare professional. These facilities enable pharmacists to offer advice and provide treatment for private clinical services such as vaccinations. However, the rooms have to be fully decontaminated between patients.

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Decontaminating taxis and other confined spaces

Today on LBC radio, Adrian Gee-Turner explained the ways in which taxis can be decontaminated by fogging with Nemesis eH2O. The fogging of disinfectant removes contamination from surfaces and the air within confined spaces, and is particularly advantageous where some of the surfaces are difficult to access. In the following blog, Adrian explains the advantages of using Nemesis eH2O (hypochlorous acid, HOCl) as a fogging agent:

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Bleach
Comparing bleach with Nemesis eH2O disinfectant
In the following blog, Adrian Gee-Turner explains the advantages and disadvantages of bleach as a disinfectant.
The active ingredient in household bleach is sodium hypochlorite; a low cost chemical that has been used to kill bacteria, viruses and fungi since the nineteenth century. The main advantage of bleach is that it is a cheap broad-spectrum disinfectant. The main disadvantages are that it is an irritant so has to be used with appropriate precautions, and is mainly used on hard (unpainted) surfaces.

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Tennis players advised to ‘take hand sanitizer’
Following the relaxation of lockdown rules to allow the playing of tennis, the LTA has published a document entitled: ‘Guidance for Players – COVID-19: Return to Restricted Play’ which outlines guidance for playing in England. The advice includes a requirement to ‘Take a hand sanitizer,’ and disinfectant manufacturer Adrian Gee-Turner suggests choosing a sanitiser which is able to disinfect both hands and surfaces.

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Statement on the use of Nemesis eH2O in fighting COVID-19
Around the world, countries are seeking effective ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, and the disinfection of surfaces (including skin) is one of the most important measures that can be undertaken. However, when choosing a disinfectant or hand sanitiser, it is important to check that it is fit for purpose. (See separate article on the importance of reading the label)
Background
The word COVID-19 represents Corona (CO) Virus (VI) Disease (D) and 19(2019) is the year that the first cases were detected – in China’s Wuhan City, which was eventually locked down on 23rd January 2020. Wuhan had 11 million inhabitants, but tens of millions of citizens in nearby cities were also locked down.

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Disinfectants – why reading the label is vitally important
As a manufacturer of the disinfectant NEMESIS eH2O, Adrian Gee-Turner explains why it is necessary to read a disinfectant’s label in order to determine whether it is suitable for the intended application.

Any one of us can walk in to a supermarket and purchase a disinfectant/sanitiser in the confident belief that this product will protect us and our family. However, there are a number of important issues that should be taken into consideration. For example, is that product effective on the target microorganisms? And how quickly does it kill them?

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