At ProtectantPro.com we are committed to providing the latest information on SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) to help keep our customers informed. Below are a list of resources for informational purposes that we gathered from the WHO, CDC, EPA, FDA, and other reputable resources to answer the top questions we receive from our customers.
Top Questions we receive from our customers regarding SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19
Question? Can Antimicrobial Protectants with the Active Ingredient 3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride or 3-(trihydoxysilyl) propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride (commonly referred to as a Si-Quat) kill SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)?
Answer: YES…The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an emergency declaration on August 24, 2020 to the state of Texas approving the use of a Si-Quat Antimicrobial product on airplanes, airports, and medical facilities that will kill COVID-19 for up to 7 days after the surface has been treated. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told reporters“This is a groundbreaking step that is expected to provide longer-lasting protection in public spaces”.
In other countries, longer term testing (45+ days) of a Si-Quat Antimicrobial Protectant directly on SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) have been completed with promising results.
Question: What is the difference between the different products that use a Si-Quat Antimicrobial Protectant with the primary Active Ingredient 3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium?
Answer: There are a few differences between the different products. Click Here to see a comparison chart of popular Si-Quat products.
Question: Is SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) airborne?
Answer: Recent reports indicate a high probability that COVID-19 is airborne and can spread through air handling systems.
CLICK HERE to review a list of resources from the Center of Disease Control (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), World Health Organization (WHO), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and other sources we have gathered that discuss the airborne, aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
Question: Are there federally regulated companies using Antimicrobial Protectants?
Answer: Yes, in fact, the U.S. military uses Antimicrobial Protectants.
Question: Does Benzalkonium Chloride (BZK) Hand Sanitizer effectively kill SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 Human Coronavirus?
Answer: The FDA is the governing body for hand sanitizers. The FDA does NOT allow any company to make Viral claims (claims that their product kills viruses). That is why none of the hand sanitizing companies can claim their product kills COVID-19. The FDA’s rules require the consumer to make the determination if the product kills viruses based on readily available data, such as studies, research papers, and the product's chemistry/ingredients.