chlorine dioxide gas against
influenza A virus infection
mice were protected from H5N1 infection through aerosoles by simultaneous exposure to
extremely low dose of chlorine dioxyde gas
apparantly there are bathroom air-freshening products using
chlorine dioxide gas against odors. These should also be effective
against flu-viruses ?!?
m ... found this:
...chlorine dioxide, in quantities small enough to be safely ingested,
and large enough to kill pathogens that are presently living in our body...
doesn't sound very scientific from a gold-miner,
but you got the idea
careful about heart-side effects:
some more links, I can't check this now, but maybe someone
is interested and can report.
Cl2O is 8* more expensive than chlorine
chlorine dioxide generating sachet, low, medium, or high release, for 30 min, 1, 2, and 3 h.
The delivery system for chlorine dioxide is becoming more efficient as well. Fresh-cut processors and researchers are now able to use sachet-type chlorine dioxide generators that are easy to use and safer to transport. The dry sachet creates a chlorine dioxide gas or a gas stabilized in water by mixing a package of sodium chlorite with an acidic activator. Another type of sachet generator works like a teabag in water. The bag “steeps” in tap water for six to 12 hours to create the predetermined concentration of chlorine dioxide in water.
Hmmm... at least one source which seems legit has done some toxicity research:
I had thought, it did kill the viruses right in the air ?!?
do people living near paper bleeching factories get fewer
influenza than average ?
let me speculate a bit...
could seasonality of influenza maybe be explained with concentration
of some virus-destructive gases in the atmosphere ?
chlorine dioxide depends on sunlight, also boiling point=11°,
UV may play a role, all seasonal and longitude-dependent
could we produce enough ClO2 to fill the atmosphere
to kill the viruses ? would that be dangerous for ozone ?
Well, probably not the whole atmosphere but maybe
are there ClO2-generating air-freshening machines ?
could be better than UV or HEPA or ionizers.
I found the full paper here:
the ClO2-molecules enter the droplets in the air, dissolve and attack the virus.
However, what happens if the airosoles have dried and the viruses are moving in the air as
singles or as clumps ? After some minutes, I assume most droplets have dried.
In theory it could also be that the ClO2 enters the mouse-lung-tissue, dissolves
and forms a protective solution which kills the viruses before they can enter
Norio Ogata said:
Yes, your question is quite interesting and is very important. I should have done that kind of experiment. I did not do the experiment to prove, positive or negagtive, the possibility whether ClO2 can really protect "cells" from virus infection by first treat cultured cells, wash out ClO2 and then add virus as you point out.
The reason that I thought that virus was inactivated in the aerosols, not in the mice, is that in my previous work (paper attached), ClO2 inactivated proteins withinin a minute, and is "cosumed" by the reaction. Therefore, there is no ClO2 remaining in the reaction mixture after the reaction when ClO2 concentration is very low (see Fig.4, Fig. 5 and Table 3 of the attached paper). Anyway I should do the experiment that you pointed out.
There is no problem at all that you post my reply to the bird flu forum