During normal times,
Chlorine Dioxide's advantages
aren't necessarily important.

However, in a viral pandemic...
they are PRICELESS

Disinfection of air spaces, surfaces, and people simultaneously with Chlorine Dioxide
One of the unique ways Chlorine Dioxide can help curb the pandemic

Using simple ultrasonic humidifiers, chlorine dioxide can be used as a disinfecting mist around people. It offers a broadly useful tool to help fight contagion issues we face with COVID-19.

Chlorine dioxide has many unique characteristics, but its most important one right now is its high level of safety, in appropriate concentrations, for use around people while having rapid toxicity against a broad range of pathogens. Human cells are provided frontline protection by their larger size and by glutathione and other substances in the body. Chlorine dioxide also does not create the carcinogenic and environmentally harmful byproducts generated by many other disinfectants. It oxidizes, rather than chlorinates, and then converts mostly to inert salt.

Chlorine dioxide requires far lower concentrations to be effective than many other disinfectants, and testing has confirmed that at extremely low levels it is still remarkably effective against pathogens that cause respiratory illnesses, while having negligible impact on cells of the body.

Historically, chlorine dioxide has been difficult to work with because industrial generation methods were complex and hazardous. However, advancements in technologies have made many safe products now available at the consumer level. There are several products on the EPA List N of disinfectants to use against SARS-CoV-2 that contain chlorine dioxide (or sodium chlorite, which is used to generate chlorine dioxide). Some are specifically listed as having no inhalation concerns for listed uses.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has approved chlorine dioxide officially at 0.1 ppmV air concentration as having no negative health effects when breathed 8 hours per workday for up to 45 years. One animal study showed chlorine dioxide to have protective effect against flu when used at just 0.03 ppmV. Studies with low airborne concentrations have been conducted in several occupied environments, including medical centers, schools and cafeterias, with significant success.

Airborne chlorine dioxide is an extremely valuable tool to help curb contagion in our medical centers, ease pressures with mask-wearing in schools, continue re-opening the economy more safely, and reduce virus spread in homes among family members. Airborne applications with chlorine dioxide can be implemented very quickly through tools as simple as common ultrasonic humidifiers and fine-mist spray bottles, and also integrated into large HVAC systems. Chlorine dioxide liquid disinfectant that can be mixed by hand costs less than $1/gallon when diluted to general disinfectant strength, with even less cost for dilutions for humidifiers.

Additionally, chlorine dioxide can be used to destroy coronavirus germs in the mouth, throat and nose. Several chlorine dioxide (or sodium chlorite) mouth rinses are commonly sold at general stores such as Wal-Mart, and nasal rinses can be purchased online. Chlorine dioxide in one U.S. brand dental mouth rinse tested against SARS-CoV-19 showed effectiveness of up to 98% in 30 seconds in laboratory tests, and testing with 40 COVID-19 people with an associated product tentatively indicated possibility of benefits in helping prevent and treat COVID-19.