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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Germ Killing Tissues

The Sun Online (UK) reports on a new tissue that kilss 99.9% of cold and flu viruses by Kleenex.  According to the Sun Online, 

Makers Kleenex say that within 15 minutes of a sneeze it zaps nearly all the 15,000 germs held in a hanky — and so stops them spreading.

The three-ply tissue is impregnated with citric acid and the common chemical sodium lauryl sulphate.

These work together to destroy the “overcoat” of a virus which allows it to exist outside the body for 24 hours.

Thanks to the Huffington Post for this cite. [bm]

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