A virus typically consists of an outer shell or coating of protein encapsulating a nucleic acid which may be either DNA or RNA. Some viruses may have glycoproteins incorporated into their protein coat; that is; proteins to which polysaccharides (sugar chains) have been attached.
Viruses are eliminated when CLO2 reacts with peptone, a water-soluble substance that originates from hydrolysis of proteins to amino acids.
Chlorine dioxide eliminates viruses by prevention of protein formation.
Chlorine dioxide is MORE EFFECTIVE against viruses than chlorine or ozone.