Fabric spray helps kill viruses

March 29, 2021 03:29:00

A Japanese household company claimed that its brand of fabric and linen spray can kill more than 99.9 percent of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

In a statement, Earth Corp. cited clinical studies made by Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Center, which tested the efficacy of its product, Natucair.

Natucair is said to eliminate odors from fabrics all around the house while also killing bacteria, germs and viruses.

The testing involved mixing nine parts of Natucair with one part sample of the SARS-CoV-2 using plaque assay protocol. After five minutes of contact, the samples were re-examined to see the effect on the SARS-CoV-2 particles.

“We are extremely proud of our team of scientists and researchers who have made this groundbreaking confirmation,” said Yuya Suzuki of research and development. “Everyday, Filipinos should be able to have options and products that can help them stay safe from the dangers of COVID-19 and we’re happy to add Natucair to that list.”

Earth Corp. claimed that this scientific breakthrough is timely given the surge of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines. Since March this year, the Department of Health reported more than 3,000 COVID-19 cases daily, peaking recently with almost 10,000 cases reported in a single day.

As the numbers continue to rise, scientists and researchers continue to identify ways how the virus is spread and how to potentially counteract the risks.One potential point of transmission that should not be taken for granted is fabrics. 

Shintaro Noda, in charge of Regional Marketing of Earth Corp., explained that Natucair can become a handy part of every Filipino’s day.

Filipinos can make a daily routine of spraying down their shirts, pants, and other fabrics in their outfits including the inner cloth linings of shoes with Natucair.

“As we all continue to remain vigilant and cautious in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is encouraging to find that Natucair effectively kills SARS-CoV-2,” Shintaro claimed. “As Natucair is designed to be used on fabrics, we recommend that all Filipinos should make it a daily routine to spray down their shirts, pants, and other fabrics in their outfits including the inner cloth linings of shoes with Natucair,”

Shintaro was optimistic that Natucair will have a positive effect in helping Filipinos live their everyday lives in safety and comfort.

A study led by microbiologist Dr. Katie Laird showed that fabrics pose a risk for transmission of the virus.

“We believe that every home can benefit from having Natucair. Natucair eliminates odors from fabrics while also killing bacteria, germs and viruses. Natucair does this with ease, convenience and practicality,” Shintaro further claimed.