Can Antimicrobial Protectants with the Active Ingredient Quaternary Silane (aka Si-Quat) kill SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an an update to the August 24, 2020 emergency declaration to the state of Texas approving the use of a Si-Quat Antimicrobial product on airplanes, airports, and medical facilities that will kill COVID-19 for up to 7 days after the surface has been treated.
“EPA is providing an expedited path for our nation’s manufacturers and innovators to get cutting-edge, long-lasting disinfecting products into the marketplace as safely and quickly as possible,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “As we continue to re-open our schools, workplaces, and other public spaces, it is important Americans have as many tools as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
In other countries, longer term testing (45+ days) of a Si-Quat Antimicrobial Protectant directly on SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) have been completed with promising results.