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Sporicidal Disinfectants - NonToxic Antibacterial Cleaner

STEP 1: DISINFECT

Are you looking to disinfect surfaces in your house or workplace? Using an antibacterial spray is intended to offer a quick kill of target bacteria. There a few concerns that users must be aware. Disinfectants suitable for Covid-19 must be EPA - List N Registered. List N is a category for Emerging Viral Pathogens. Another important EPA Registration to look for is to be Registered Against BioFilm. A hospital grade disinfectant should have a fast kill time usually within a range of 1 to 4 minutes. A disinfectant must also be safe on all surfaces without causing corrosion and must be safe for the user, building occupants, and the environment.

Using an antibacterial cleanser or a sporicidal disinfectant on surfaces that are used frequently also known as high touch point surfaces, can help reduce the spread of bacteria and bacterial spores that can cause illness. However, keep in mind that most disinfectants require up to ten (10) minutes of wet dwell time or requires that all organic matter be cleaned before application, otherwise it will be neutralized. These disinfectants also have a limited kill time after application.

The best approach is to use a nontoxic antibacterial disinfectant without harsh chemicals. Nontoxic and natural products are applied in the same way that products not labeled as nontoxic or natural are. Having the highest efficacy with EPA registrations for the toughest bacteria and viruses without the health hazards, is the reason why Defender is the best disinfectant to use.

Our 3-Step Safer High Touch Surfaces Program:
Step 1: Disinfect, Step 2: Protect, Step 3: Clean

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Frequently Asked Questions About Antibacterial Disinfectants

What does bactericidal mean?

A bactericidal is a substance that kills bacteria. Bactericides can be found in disinfectants, antibiotics or antiseptics.

What does antibacterial mean?

An antibacterial kills or impedes the growth of bacteria. Similar to bactericides, antibacterials have wide applications but are most prevalent in cleaning solutions such as soap, detergent and more.

What is a sporicidal disinfectant?

A sporicidal is lethal to spores. Spores are a reproductive cell capable of developing into a new individual without fusion with another reproductive cell. Spores are produced by bacteria, fungi, algae, and plants.

Should you avoid using bleach to kill bacteria?

In short, YES. Bleach is a popular cleaning agent because it effectively kills bacteria, and its harsh chemical smell only reinforces our bias that it is powerful. However, bleach also has a limited efficacy lifespan and cannot cut through Biofilm. Also, why expose yourself and others to the harmful smell and effects of bleach? Bleach has been shown to irritate the skin and respiratory system, and repeated use only worsens these issues. Those with any respiratory problems such as asthma or allergies are especially susceptible and should avoid using bleach entirely. Instead, opt for a natural, nontoxic antibacterial or antimicrobial agent to clean and sanitize surfaces. Bleach will also degrade and even colorize surface coatings or finishes. It will also corrode metals.