Soap vs. coronavirus : How soap Destroys Coronavirus
That is why in the prevention of Covid-19, our hand is first and foremost in the question of safety with Soap vs. coronavirus. And hand protection requires sanitizer or soap. The price of sanitizer has risen sharply in the last two weeks
Sanitizers are the most pressurized thing on the market as soon as news of coronavirus enters. Any type of sanitizer is very difficult to find in the market now. Hand sanitizers are priced from Rs 300 to Rs 400 in different places. High-priced sanitizers have also been found on various online shopping websites in the country.
Since it is a contagious virus, whether it is a common flu or a deadly virus like coronavirus, these viruses enter the human body through the mouth and nose. If a sick person is touched or his sneezing cough mucus floats in the air and falls somewhere, if someone puts his hand in it, the chances of coronavirus entering his body increase.
That is why in the prevention of Covid-19, our hand is first and foremost in the question of safety. And hand protection requires sanitizer or soap. The price of sanitizer has risen sharply in the last two weeks.
And that is true not only in the country but all over the world. Sanitizers have also sold for 138 from e-bay, an online shopping website in the United States. Sanitizers have become very popular because 80% of the alcohol in sanitizers has been shown to be very effective against viruses.
But according to the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which serves as the Centers for Disease Control, Prevention and Research in our country, soap can provide better protection against Covid-19 than hand sanitizers.
Although many do not attach much importance to soap because it is ancient and somewhat traditional, they have called on the American people to wash their hands with soap. Not only does soap refer to hard soap in the conventional sense, it also refers to liquid handwash soap. Because when you clean your hands with soap, you are not only cleaning your hands but also completely destroying the virus.
What is soap?
Let's see first what is soap? Soap is a chemical substance called 'amphiphilis' in the language of chemistry. It is a molecule that expresses dual behavior. One end is attracted to water and the other end is attracted to oil or fatty substances.
This dual behavior of soap has made soap very effective. Suppose you have oil in your hand. In this case, soap is effective in cleaning it. Because oil never mixes with water. Therefore, if soap is used in such a situation, the oil will loosen from the surface of the hand, so that it will go away after washing with water. And this is exactly how soap works against the Kovid-19 virus.
Viruses of any type of corona, including Covid-19, genetically exhibit a slight oiliness. Since it is a virus caused by RNA and its lining is made up of proteins and fats, using soap breaks down the lipid and protein levels on top of it, which can free you from the virus directly. So if you have access to water, you must use soap.
Soap is not the only coronavirus. It will protect you from any germs as it is alkaline. However, soap takes some time to do the whole job of removing the virus. So take at least 20 seconds.
There are also reasons behind the delay. Your hands are not exactly the same surface. The folds of the hand, and the folds of the various lines, need some time for the soap to go between the fingers. It then takes some time to form chemical bonds that will remove the oily coating of the virus from your hands. At the same time, the work of breaking down the protein coating of the virus continues. But all in all, 20 seconds is quite a long time.
On the other hand, the main ingredient in sanitizer, alcohol is also called amphiphilic. Its work style is almost like soap. However, in this case, the purity of alcohol and its use level needs to be very perfect. The main ingredient in the sanitizer is similar to lysal soap but it is slightly more harmful to the skin. So check before buying a sanitizer.
Although effective as a sanitizer soap, it has one limitation. If your hands are wet or sweaty, the effectiveness of the sanitizer may be slightly reduced. In addition, the sanitizer does not remove the grease or oiliness of your hands, so the risk of the virus remains a bit.
Pali Thorderson of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said
“Soap never fails. How soap is made is not important at all. There is no obligation that the soap you use should be anti-bacterial. In the same way, you don't have to be a very strong detergent. Soap suitable for normal body use is enough. Soap can do its job if you give it a little time. ”
So there is no need to use sanitizer. Instead, try using soap instead. You may think you are just washing your hands, but remember that throughout this time there is a battle going on in the folds of your hands in the form of absolutely nanoparticles. In that war, soap is losing all the disease germs including coronavirus for you. At the same time removing the oily feeling of your hands. And your victory in this twenty second battle is already certain.