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New organic disinfectant created

RESEARCHERS from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) have produced a high-level disinfectant known as Diaclean Pera Sterilant to stem the transmission of Covid-19.

It contains peracetic acid – derived from food vinegar – that can kill 99.9% of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa in 30 seconds, the varsity said in a statement.

Prof Datuk Dr Zularisam Ab Wahid, who led the team of researchers from UMP Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology, said the effectiveness of the disinfectant was tested by a lab that is accredited to conduct virus testing.