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How COVID-19 comes into our homes

How COVID-19 comes into our homes

When it’s outside the body, the SARS-CoV-2 virus lives in tiny droplets of water. These can be anywhere, on door handles, kitchen surfaces, floors, on the bathroom sink.

COVID-19 can survive on copper surfaces for up to four hours, on cardboard for up to 24 hours, and on plastic and stainless steel for at least 72 hours.

We can pick up the virus by touching these. And then touching our nose, mouth or eyes – which gives the virus a route into our body.

How COVID-19 spreads

Once it’s inside our bodies it targets our healthy cells – by injecting its potentially deadly RNA and replicating.

What Independent Experts say about Cert.

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How COVID-19 comes into our homes

When it’s outside the body, the SARS-CoV-2 virus lives in tiny droplets of water. These can be anywhere, on door handles, kitchen surfaces, floors, on the bathroom sink.

COVID-19 can survive on copper surfaces for up to four hours, on cardboard for up to 24 hours, and on plastic and stainless steel for at least 72 hours.

We can pick up the virus by touching these. And then touching our nose, mouth or eyes – which gives the virus a route into our body.

How COVID-19 spreads

Once it’s inside our bodies it targets our healthy cells – by injecting its potentially deadly RNA and replicating.

 

What Independent Experts say about Cert.

Leading independent experts from across Europe have tested Cert. in a variety of conditions. These include Dr Jochen Steinmann of the highly respected Dr. Brill +Partner, GMBH, Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology in Bremen, Germany. He has certified that Cert. effectively destroys all enveloped viruses in one minute, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus - which causes COVID-19.

See Dr Jochen Steinmann's Report HERE 

The strain used was modified vaccinia virus Ankara, the legally nominated and internationally recognised surrogate of SARS-CoV-2, as it is extremely rare that testing can take place on the actual SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Dr. Andrew Kemp PhD, who is a specialist researcher in disinfection and decontamination, carried out rigorous testing on Cert. using the Kemp-Hirschman test for “wet in use” disinfectant products.

At the critical period - 5 minutes after treatment - Cert. killed 100% of the bacteria species used to contaminate the surfaces. The types of surfaces tested were a wooden food chopping board, an alloy metal sink and a man-made high gloss kitchen work top.

Listen to what Dr. Andrew Kemp has to say about Cert. (Audio Clip HERE)

Interviewer: “Do you think it's important to use hospital grade disinfectant in the home?”

Independent Scientific Researcher Dr. Andrew Kemp: “Yes, I do, and the reason for that is there's an increasing amount of evidence showing a link between antibiotic resistant bacteria and disinfectant resistant bacteria. The inappropriate and poor stewardship of [traditional] disinfectants in the home may in fact increase the number of resistant bacteria that we see. So using hospital grade disinfectants that are stronger and more active that should reduce the chances of that occurring”

Leading independent experts from across Europe have tested Cert. in a variety of conditions. These include Dr Jochen Steinmann of the highly respected Dr. Brill +Partner, GMBH, Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology in Bremen, Germany. He has certified that Cert. effectively destroys all enveloped viruses in one minute, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus - which causes COVID-19.  

The strain used was modified vaccinia virus Ankara, the legally nominated and internationally recognised surrogate of SARS-CoV-2, as it is extremely rare that testing can take place on the actual SARS-CoV-2 virus.

See Dr Jochen Steinmann's Report HERE

Dr. Andrew Kemp PhD, who is a specialist researcher in disinfection and decontamination, carried out rigorous testing on Cert. using the Kemp-Hirschman test for “wet in use” disinfectant products.

At the critical period - 5 minutes after treatment - Cert. killed 100% of the bacteria species used to contaminate the surfaces. The types of surfaces tested were a wooden food chopping board, an alloy metal sink and a man-made high gloss kitchen work top.

Listen to what Dr. Andrew Kemp has to say about Cert. (Audio Clip HERE)

Interviewer: “Do you think it's important to use hospital grade disinfectant in the home?”

Independent Scientific Researcher Dr. Andrew Kemp: “Yes, I do, and the reason for that is there's an increasing amount of evidence showing a link between antibiotic resistant bacteria and disinfectant resistant bacteria. The inappropriate and poor stewardship of [traditional] disinfectants in the home may in fact increase the number of resistant bacteria that we see. So using hospital grade disinfectants that are stronger and more active that should reduce the chances of that occurring”

Listen to what Dr. Andrew Kemp has to say about Cert. (Audio Clip HERE)

Interviewer: “Do you think it's important to use hospital grade disinfectant in the home?”

Independent Scientific Researcher Dr. Andrew Kemp: “Yes, I do, and the reason for that is there's an increasing amount of evidence showing a link between antibiotic resistant bacteria and disinfectant resistant bacteria. The inappropriate and poor stewardship of [traditional] disinfectants in the home may in fact increase the number of resistant bacteria that we see. So using hospital grade disinfectants that are stronger and more active that should reduce the chances of that occurring”

When it’s outside the body, the SARS-CoV-2 virus lives in tiny droplets of water. These can be anywhere, on door handles, kitchen surfaces, floors, on the bathroom sink.

COVID-19 can survive on copper surfaces for up to four hours, on cardboard for up to 24 hours, and on plastic and stainless steel for at least 72 hours.

We can pick up the virus by touching these. And then touching our nose, mouth or eyes – which gives the virus a route into our body.

How COVID-19 spreads

Once it’s inside our bodies it targets our healthy cells – by injecting its potentially deadly RNA and replicating.

What Independent Experts say about Cert.

Leading independent experts from across Europe have tested Cert. in a variety of conditions. These include Dr Jochen Steinmann of the highly respected Dr. Brill +Partner, GMBH, Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology in Bremen, Germany. He has certified that Cert. effectively destroys all enveloped viruses in one minute, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus - which causes COVID-19.  

The strain used was modified vaccinia virus Ankara, the legally nominated and internationally recognised surrogate of SARS-CoV-2, as it is extremely rare that testing can take place on the actual SARS-CoV-2 virus.

See Dr Jochen Steinmann's Report HERE

Dr. Andrew Kemp PhD, who is a specialist researcher in disinfection and decontamination, carried out rigorous testing on Cert. using the Kemp-Hirschman test for “wet in use” disinfectant products.

At the critical period - 5 minutes after treatment - Cert. killed 100% of the bacteria species used to contaminate the surfaces. The types of surfaces tested were a wooden food chopping board, an alloy metal sink and a man-made high gloss kitchen work top.

Listen to what Dr. Andrew Kemp has to say about Cert.
(Audio Clip HERE)

Interviewer: “Do you think it's important to use hospital grade disinfectant in the home?”

Independent Scientific Researcher Dr. Andrew Kemp: “Yes, I do, and the reason for that is there's an increasing amount of evidence showing a link between antibiotic resistant bacteria and disinfectant resistant bacteria. The inappropriate and poor stewardship of [traditional] disinfectants in the home may in fact increase the number of resistant bacteria that we see. So using hospital grade disinfectants that are stronger and more active that should reduce the chances of that occurring”

Does Cert. comply with Government regulations?

Does Cert. comply with Government regulations?

Cert. complies with Public Health England’s cleaning principles on how to keep potentially contaminated and frequently touched hard surfaces COVID-19 free.

Public Health England are very clear about what can destroy COVID-19 outside of a healthcare setting. They say you should use: “a combined detergent disinfectant solution at a dilution of 1,000 parts per million available chlorine (ppm av.cl.).”

That’s Cert.

The second states: “a household detergent followed by disinfection (1000 ppm av.cl.). Follow manufacturer’s instructions for dilution, application and contact times for all detergents and disinfectants.”

While it is possible to follow the manufacturer's instructions, Public Health England specifically provides a warning to be careful that there is a risk of creating toxic gases when you mix a detergent and bleach together. Cert. avoids any confusion and difficulty by delivering a convenient and safe system which guarantees the precise concentration of a cleaning and disinfectant solution together.

And the third: “if an alternative disinfectant is used within the organisation ensure that it is effective against enveloped viruses.” Again this is possible, however most disinfectants don’t specifically classify that they are effective against enveloped viruses, so you’d have to be an expert in this field to achieve this.

You can see Public Health England’s guidelines on how to protect hard surfaces against COVID-19 HERE

Cert. complies with Public Health England’s cleaning principles on how to keep potentially contaminated and frequently touched hard surfaces COVID-19 free.

Public Health England are very clear about what can destroy COVID-19 outside of a healthcare setting. They say you should use: “a combined detergent disinfectant solution at a dilution of 1,000 parts per million available chlorine (ppm av.cl.).”

That’s Cert.

The second states: “a household detergent followed by disinfection (1000 ppm av.cl.). Follow manufacturer’s instructions for dilution, application and contact times for all detergents and disinfectants.”

While it is possible to follow the manufacturer's instructions, Public Health England specifically provides a warning to be careful that there is a risk of creating toxic gases when you mix a detergent and bleach together. Cert. avoids any confusion and difficulty by delivering a convenient and safe system which guarantees the precise concentration of a cleaning and disinfectant solution together.

And the third: “if an alternative disinfectant is used within the organisation ensure that it is effective against enveloped viruses.” Again this is possible, however most disinfectants don’t specifically classify that they are effective against enveloped viruses, so you’d have to be an expert in this field to achieve this.

You can see Public Health England’s guidelines on how to protect hard surfaces against COVID-19 HERE

“Cert’s detergent will kill the virus, its disinfectant will kill the virus. It acts synergistically to completely destroy the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19.”

Dr. Shaun Heaphy, leading Virologist
“Cert’s detergent will kill the virus, its disinfectant will kill the virus. It acts synergistically to completely destroy COVID-19.”

Dr. Shaun Heaphy of the University of Leicester