With Covid-19 cases only starting to ease up since the alarming spikes in September, it should help to remind households that one potential point of virus transmission which should not be taken for granted is any fabric in the home.
Putting a study, they conducted side by side with that of BBC's microbiologist Dr. Katie Laird, the company behind Japanese fabric freshener spray Natucair concurred that Covid-19 can survive up to three full days on commonly worn fabrics, including upholsteries and curtains in the home.
Sharing the findings with the Filipino market, Earth Corporation, maker of Natucair, likewise revealed results from the latest viral test conducted by the Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Center (QTEC) on their line of sprays.
"The viral studies conducted by QTEC in Kobe, Japan showed that Natucair Linen and Fabric Spray was effective in killing more than 99.9 percent of SARS-CoV-2 suspension up to 24 hours on fabric. This makes the brand an important product in preventing the spread of the virus, not only among family members within the same household but also with the public," Shintaro Noda, regional marketing head, indicated in a statement.
Daily housekeeping should therefore include regular disinfection of hard-to-wash items like upholstered couches, bed sheets, curtains, clothes, and even the fabric linings of shoes, hats and helmets.