In an aim to tackle Covid-19, a surge of radical measures have been arising, all of which have included the use of chemicals. What would be the effects on human health, aquifers and water reserves, and development of antimicrobial resistance, is yet to be seen.
Spraying people with chemicals
People are being sprayed chemicals directly on their bodies in order to enter supermarkets, stores, banks and alike or as they migrate back to their home cities. These chemicals include: chlorine and benzalkonium chloride.
Disinfection/sanitizing tunnels for people
The first disinfection tunnel appeared in Chongqing, China in February 2020 using a non-disclosed chemical to disinfect people. Since then, different variations of these tunnels have appeared in cities all around the world, using: chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, benzalkonium chloride, ozone, and silver ion.
Disinfection tunnels for cars and motorcycles
Similar to disinfection tunnels for people, disinfecting tunnels for cars and motorcycles where installed, using mainly chlorine and benzalkonium chloride.
Spraying streets and open spaces
Drones, planes, helicopters are flying above houses and open fields, while cars, robots and people are pouring great amounts of disinfectants to open spaces, both in pursuit of fighting the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reducing the viral load. The chemicals used are: sodium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide and benzalkonium chloride.