Chlorine dioxide's gentleness on the body and rapid anti-viral activity makes it highly effective as a hand sanitizer. Two products containing as little as 20-100 ppm "free" chlorine dioxide have been tested to be more than 90% effective against SARS-CoV-2 in less than 30 seconds.
Chlorine dioxide is remarkably effective in helping heal wounds that have persistent infection. It is able to penetrate wound biofilms that otherwise prevent topical treatments from reaching bacteria.
Contact Lens Care
Contact lens solutions containing sodium chlorite or stabilized chlorine dioxide were first introduced around the 1990's. These gentle solutions disinfect lenses and then break down into the natural compunents of tears--water, salt and oxygen.
Concentration Levels to Use
Contact lens solution
*Concentrations listed are approximated and only apply for some chlorine dioxide or sodium chlorite formulations. Appropriate concentrations for different products' formulas differ SIGNIFICANTLY. Unless directions on each specific product's label match, the concentrations listed here may not be appropriate.
References of special interest