Video: How does soap work on viruses?

We all hear this message: Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds to reduce the risk of getting SARS-CoV-2. But why ?

Lise Abiven in his article explained to us how the surfactants, these molecules contained in our washing products, attack the envelope of the virus and make it possible to neutralize their viral potential. In this video, she looks at the action of washing products and that of hydroalcoholic gel and explains why it only works on hands that are already fairly clean.The Conversation

"Covid-19: how does soap act on viruses? », By Lise Abiven.

Lise abiven, PhD student, Sorbonne University

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