Thursday, September 20, 2012
New germ-killing oral spray can beat cold, flu
Researchers have developed a new oral antiseptic spray which they claim can kill 99.9 per cent of infectious airborne germs. Researchers from the University Hospitals Case Medical Centre after two separate studies developed Halo Oral Antiseptic, a first-of-its kind germ-fighting spray. “Respiratory tract disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Halo is unique in that it offers protection from airborne germs such as influenza and rhino virus,” Frank Esper, lead author of one of the studies, said. Mr Esper and his team used glycerine and xanthan gum as a microbial barrier combined with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) as a broad-spectrum anti-infective agent to fight respiratory illnesses.
posted by SCIENCE NEWS at 2:27 AM