I just watched the Ch4 house cleaning programme (https://www.channel4.com/programmes/cor ... /71178-001)Richard_C":2zkomy25 said:My understanding is that soap is good, it interferes with the lipid layer which makes the virus stick to things so they get washed down the drain when you rinse. Wholly different mechanism to bleach and alcohol, both of which kill the virus but only at the right concentration and with a bit of time.
I know there is still some risk, but you can't avoid all risk so it's a balance.
As this goes on, and I suspect lock down will in some form for many more weeks, our mental health and relationships will be just as important as physical health. Good to be careful, I'm trying not to become obsessive.
and it says that soap will destroy the outer, protective layer and thus inactivate the virus. Using both bleach and soap should happen in two steps apparently - remove organic matter with a wipe, then use soap or bleach to disinfect.
The section on this starts at 16'.40" in.
I'm only raising the issue because i prefer the idea of soapy water to bleach with kids in the house, but can't go splashing water around on all sorts to wash the virus away - which, if I've listened correctly, shouldn't be necessary even with soap?
Point taken about becoming obsessive/ mental health, quite possible after watching that programme! As a youngster I had ocd and believe me, it can be crippling if you can't keep things in perspective.