Disinfect, not Sanitize, to Kill the Coronavirus COVID-19
When you read or talk about cleaning – especially a deep clean – the words sanitize and disinfect get used quite often. Casually, they are often used interchangeably, though there is a big difference between sanitizing and disinfecting.
- Sanitation reduces a contamination or bacteria to a safe level while Disinfection kills 99.9% on a surface.
- Sanitation is normally done in kitchens and other areas that come in contact with food while Disinfection is normally done on areas that come in contact with blood or other body fluids (i.e. saliva).
- A Sanitation product promises to make the surface free of germs that could be harmful to your health according to the public health standards and requirements. A Disinfectant product will be EPA-approved to kill microscopic organisms (Coronavirus – COVID19, germs, fungi) and prevent them from spreading.
In summary, sanitation is particularly important in food preparation areas where germs and fungi can cause foodborne illnesses, however, disinfecting using an EPA-Listed disinfectant, is really the best way to kill the coronavirus (COVID-19).