Since early March, disinfection (cleaning) has been on everyone’s mind. As you walk into a supermarket there is the dutiful employee with a spray bottle anxious to retrieve the shopping cart so it may be “cleaned” for the next customer. Immediately the attendant sprays the handle, they pull out a rag or paper towel and wipe off whatever agent they have sprayed. There is no indication that the product they are using is actually cleaning the surface. Did they even consider the required contact time (dwell time) of the product? Few people do.
“Cleaning and disinfection play an important role in preventing the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Margaret Kitt, Deputy Incident Manager for CDC’s Community and Health Systems Team, COVID-19 Response. “This guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or are focused on keeping yourself and your family safe and healthy at home.”
SARS-CoV-2 virus is passed through mucus, saliva, and biofilms which encase the virus. Simply cleaning the surface does not kill the virus; you need to remove the mucus, saliva, or biofilm to clear the way for the disinfectant to reach and kill the virus.
EasyDECON® DF-200 is a military- grade decontamination formula that has been tested and proven to work as a cleaner AND disinfectant. This three-part formula contains:
- Part 1 is a surfactant, detergent, capable of breaking down soils, films, oils etc. allowing
- Part 2, hydrogen peroxide (oxidizer), to accomplish its task in the disinfection process, allowing it to break down the proteins in the virus’ DNA into smaller compounds and then alter the DNA chain killing the pathogen.
- Part 3 is a catalyst that enhances the capability of Part 1 and Part 2.