Research & Field Notes
We are not making any specific medical claims that Handi Wipes will cure, treat, or in itself prevent anyone from being infected with the Coronavirus.
Our findings are based on a number of scientific studies published on Google Scholar. Based on our research, bamboo and its natural bioagents (known as "bamboo kun") are inherently antimicrobial where viruses and microorganisms are naturally unable to thrive, and the same holds true for textiles and regenerated fibers.
Dewzi's Handi Wipes adjust to your needs for all manners of personal hygiene, from crowded subways to hiking adventures. They are compatible with sanitizing liquid formulated with 73% alcohol for maximum germ-killing ability (according to both CDC and WHO sanitizer guidelines) or even soap & water.
We would still recommend minimizing direct contact with shared surfaces such as door handles, touch screens and buttons for elevators.
Of course, nothing can replace the practice of solid hand-washing and social distancing in the spread of the Coronavirus.
Research & Studies
In study (2015) conducted by The Textile Institute based in United Kingdom, bacteria will propagate rapidly in cotton and other fibres obtained from wood pulp, forming bad smell and even cause early degradation of the fibre in some cases. But it is killed after 24 hours in bamboo fiber. Product of bamboo fibre is eco-friendly and biodegradable.
In a similar study (2014) published by The Textile Institute, understanding and improving hygiene and healthcare products is essential for improving infection prevention. According to experts, "bioactive antimicrobial agents for finishing of textiles for health care products ... such as flax, bamboo, kapok and hemp are believed to be inherently antimicrobial." (Babu, 2014)
The above-linked study shows that the antimicrobial influence of bamboo does not permit the growing of organisms, where bamboo actually repels the colonization of both E. coli and S. aureus, which is a symptom of bamboo's antimicrobial resistance merits.
In 2011, a similar study featured on Journal of Consumer Sciences was done on regenerated bamboo fibers as bio-based sanitary materials, which charted a similarly impressive in infection rate.
These unique antimicrobial properties, natural effects of sterilization and bacteriostasis of bamboo fibers make potential of using bamboo fibers for making sanitary materials include bandage, mask, surgical clothes, nurse’s wears, on application in sanitary material absorbent pads, food packing and so on.