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Spread of Monkeypox may occur when a person comes into close contact with an infected human or animal, or materials contaminated with the virus. Monkeypox has not been detected in animals in the UK. The virus can enter the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth).
Person-to-person spread is uncommon, but may occur through:
direct contact with Monkeypox skin lesions or scabs
coughing or sneezing of an individual with a Monkeypox rash
contact with clothing or linens (such as bedding or towels) used by an infected person
The risk of transmission can be substantially reduced by cleaning and disinfection, or by washing clothes or domestic equipment with standard detergents and cleaning products.
In the home transmission can be reduced by the person with Monkeypox performing regular domestic cleaning and washing their own clothing and bed linen in a domestic washing machine.
Which Cleaning and Disinfection Products are Proven Effective?
Monkeypox virus (MPV) is a double-stranded DNA, zoonotic virus and a species of the genus Orthopoxvirus in the family Poxviridae. It is one of the human orthopoxviruses that includes Variola (VARV), Cowpox (CPX), and Vaccinia (VACV) viruses. Poxviridae are covered by the testing of Vaccinia virus according to Annex E of EN14476:2019
The following products have been successfully tested against this standard and are therefore effective against the Monkeypox virus:
Powerful degreasing agents remove grease and grime. Certified to EN 1276 and BSEN 14476. Kills bacteria and viruses, including enveloped viruses such as coronavirus and monkeypox. Proven to kill MRSA and E.coli. Non - tainting and food safe, does not require rinsing. Sold in 750ml Triggers or 5 Litres Top Up. Ready to use.
Salvesan Disinfectant - Pet Safe, Family Friendly - BSEN 1276 and BSEN 14476
Salvesan's surface products are ideal for any “spray and wipe” environment. As the fastest disinfectant available, Salvesan hypochlorous gets to work immediately, requires no dwell time, kills 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.99% of viruses, including coronaviruses, and is pH balanced so is as gentle as water. Salvesan hypochlorous Surface Disinfectant is a product for all environments, kills 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.99% of viruses present on a surface in seconds. As it is non-irritating it can also be used on skin as a hand sanitiser.
Esteem Cleaner Sanitiser - BSEN 1276 & BSEN 14476
Esteem Cleaner Sanitiser - BSEN 1276 & BSEN 14476 Evans Est-eem Kills bacteria and cleans in one application. Conforms to BS EN 1276 & BSEN 14476 - 30 Second Contact and 99.999% bacteria are dead. Order online today.
This blog was written by Anna Armstrong, Director of Sales and Operations at Astral. Please get in touch if there are any particular topics you would like us to talk about on the blog!
Eco friendly cleaning myths debunked...... 18th July 2022 | By Anna Armstrong | Cleaning Tips , Environmental Health , Hygiene , Sustainability , Coronovirus As a company that put the environment at the heart of every thing we do, we take quality control very seriously. We sample every product, test it thoroughly, but importantly with the eco friendly range we ensure that this product has been tested by the relevant organisations to confirm the ingredients in these chemicals are not toxic. We do this by making sure that our Eco Friendly Range is approved by the EU Ecolabel Council, and this certifies that this product which carries this label has a guaranteed, independently verified low environmental impact. As a family friendly, and environmentally conscious business we choose to stock Eco Friendly Products , because they benefit both the earth and our families. What does “Eco-Friendly” Mean? This term simply describes a product that is not harmful to the environment.
Lets talk dirty..... 4th July 2022 | By Anna Armstrong | Cleaning Tips , Environmental Health , Hygiene , Sustainability , Coronovirus We often forget who we clean our homes for. For me it's not for the visitors who come across my door, it is for my family; and of course for myself. I'm easily annoyed by mess, and I find it harder to have clear and ordered thoughts in a very messy environment. I find in an uncluttered environment, my thoughts flow more easily, and inspiration comes more readily than in an unordered environment. I find too much stimuli just clouds my ability to think and to compose my thoughts. So which are the most dirty areas of your home....Lets talk dirty! 1. Dirt on the top of the cupboards........ This may sound like the last place you would look... but have you had a look on the top of your cupboards? How much dust is up there, and are there any insect corpses or anything undesirable up there? If you have your windows open, you do know that