Quaternary ammonium compounds (Quats) such as Benzalkonium Chloride are well-known antiseptics, effective against bacteria, fungi (yeast and mold) and algae. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙨?
Quats are indeed effective against enveloped viruses. To name a few, activity against adenoviruses, enteroviruses, rotavirus, norovirus, influenza virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), rhinovirus, chlamydia, HIV, herpes simplex and hepatitis A and B virus have been reported.
Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) is a well-established antiseptic ingredient in several ophthalmic, nasal, oral and topical formulations. Benzalkonium Chloride is recommended by several national agencies as an effective compound against coronaviruses, and it presents several advantages compared to using alcohol.
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