why should we use shisha disinfectant
Why should we use shisha disinfectant?
While the media, the Ministry of Health, and other institutions have focused all their efforts on informing about greeting etiquette, hand washing, refraining from kissing, and shaking hands, the use of common devices such as Shisha plays a large role in transmitting a variety of viruses.
Due to the fact that corona is a virus can be transmitted to others through inhalation, people who use shared Shisha collectively are more likely to get the virus and Shisha can transmit all respiratory infections, including Covid-19.
Basically, the most important way of corona outbreak is the contact of mucus or droplets of the mouth and nose containing the virus from a sick person or a carrier to the airways of a healthy person. Some scientific reports suggest that in the epidemic of this dangerous Corona virus, even talking and being within 6 meters of a healthy person increases the likelihood of the virus spreading, let alone that the sick person is less than one meter away or talk to a healthy person or use common smoking devices such as Shisha.
Presence in crowded environments, contacting with objects and contaminated environments causes rapid transmission of the virus. Namely Shisha smoking places, where many people spend their afternoons, are one of the most contagious places imaginable for the Covid-19 disease. Because the hookah goes hand in hand and is given to someone in the crowd at any given moment, who is not known to be healthy or is an asymptomatic carrier, is the most important means of contaminating the entire crowd and even the entire population in an enclosed space such as coffee shops.
Why should we use shisha disinfectant?
If a person carrying corona virus uses a Shisha/Hookah, which is a public device, the virus is transmitted through the inhaled droplets to the Shisha water chamber and survives and yet helps and transmits the virus from person to person. When the next person uses the same hookah/Shisha, they run the risk of contacting the corona virus, and replacing the hookah/Shisha hose will play no role in preventing the
transmission of the disease.
Public Shishas, which are given to a person or a group of people every half hour, are handed over many times a day, and it is enough in this long cycle, one of the people who touched this device for any reason or because the smoke emanating from the straw is packed with Covid-19, in which case everyone who enters the cafe day and night will certainly be exposed to viral infection.
The use of Shisha is common in the UAE
The use of Shisha is common in the UAE, and consumers go to indoor places such as coffee shops, hookah/shisha shops and other places of supply. In these environments, it is possible to transmit the virus through common equipment and polluted air, and it leads harmful effects on the respiratory system.
Therefore, cafes and hookahs/Shishas can be considered as the most polluted places and equipment, especially in the UAE where the habit of cafes and shisha use is very common. It is necessary for all public places, restaurants and Shisha production and distribution centers to use a system that, in addition to disinfection, creates a sense of security in consumers and ensures their health against the virus.
- Steam sterilization:
- A research team published a study in the journal of medical virology on using steam effectively to sanitize surgical tools and N95 respirators.
- The sanitization process, which used coronavirus of infectious bronchitis virus, “the coronavirus was completely inactivated after being steamed for 5 minutes,”.
- Ultraviolet UVC light Disinfection:
- Ultraviolet (UV) light is a component of the electromagnetic spectrum that falls in the region between visible light and X-Rays.
- As evident by multiple research studies and reports, when biological organisms are exposed to deep UV light in the range of 200 nm to 300 nm it is absorbed by DNA, RNA, and proteins.
- Absorption by proteins can lead to rupture of cell walls and death of the organism.
- Absorption by DNA or RNA (specifically by thymine bases) is known to cause inactivation of the DNA or RNA double helix strands through the formation of thymine dimers.
- If enough of these dimers are created in DNA, the DNA replication process is disrupted, and the cell cannot replicate.
- In UV disinfection has been to provide a sufficiently high dosage to ensure that nucleic acid is damaged beyond repair