The WHO has declared the ongoing outbreak as a global public health emergency. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS COV-II), the etiologic agent of COVID-19 has spread globally in a few months. It is a pandemic, surface to surface communicable disease. This review enlightens the preventive measures such as salt (sodium chloride) water as a selection of surface disinfectant. The application of saltwater is a sustainable and green concept and has several advantages including cost-effectiveness, ease of application, effective disinfection, on-the-spot production, safe for human beings and the environment. As compared to other chemical-based disinfectants and sanitizers, it is better to use on-hand techniques to clean vegetables and fruits, wooden surfaces, toys, and glasses with the most easily available, most economical, and non-toxic material of every house’s kitchen: A Common Salt. A simple saltwater solution containing approx 0.9-1.2% solution can be the cheapest, easiest, quickest, and safest way to clean different kinds of household surfaces to combat this pandemic situation.
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Radhika G. Sojitra, Urvi J. Chotaliya. Saltwater as a Disinfectant and Cleaning agent for Environmental Surfaces in the context of SARS-COV-II. Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2021; 11(2):165-4. doi: 10.52711/2231-5659.2021-11-2-13
Radhika G. Sojitra, Urvi J. Chotaliya. Saltwater as a Disinfectant and Cleaning agent for Environmental Surfaces in the context of SARS-COV-II. Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2021; 11(2):165-4. doi: 10.52711/2231-5659.2021-11-2-13 Available on: https://ajpsonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-11-2-13
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