White Paper Executive Summary
For centuries, scientists thought infectious diseases were spread through the air or by direct person-to-person contact. But the H1N1 virus can live up to 20-22 hours on a hard surface and be contagious to others for up to 8 hours. Hard surfaces are emerging as a potential key source of infection.
Dangerous Office Touch Surfaces Include: Desktops, Phones, Keyboards, Mouse, Pens and Pencils, Copier/Fax Machine Buttons, Elevator Buttons, Communal Coffee Pots, Microwave Ovens, Water Coolers, Drinking Fountains, Cafeteria Trays.
Dangerous Public Touch Surfaces Are Found At or On: ATM Machine Buttons, Airplanes, Subways and Buses, Picnic Tables, Shopping Carts, Playground Equipment, Gas Station Pump Handles and Keypads, Gym Equipment, Cruise Ships, Buffet spoons, Public Libraries, Public Rest Rooms.
Dangerous Healthcare Touch Surfaces: Children’s Toys in Waiting Rooms, Sign-In Pens, Nurse Stations, High Use Telephones or Keyboard Surfaces.
Dangerous Home Touch Surfaces Include: Refrigerator Doors, Bathrooms and Toilet Seats, Faucets, Highchairs, Toys and Cribs, TV Remote Controls.
Disinfectants are vital, but virtually all are extremely toxic. The “holy grail” of disinfection has been to find an agent that is non-toxic and yet has a high residual value so to retain resistance to re-infection after cleaning.
Silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC), the active ingredient in SpectraSan 24, appears to be that holy grail. SDC is a stabilized silver ion complex that falls under Category IV, or the EPA’s lowest toxicity rating, while bleach falls under Category II – the second highest. SpectraSan SDC products surpass bleach, phenol, and hydrogen peroxide-containing cleaners that are more toxic and hazardous to the environment. The EPA confirmed SpectraSan 24’s ability to kill virus-causing pathogens, including Influenza A (swine flu) strand in 10 minutes (1 minute certification pending) and “superbugs” like MRSA and VRE in just 2 minutes. SpectraSan SDC products surpass many mainstream cleaning products by killing infection-causing agents for up to 24 hours. SpectraSan SDC products are less toxic, stable for long periods of time, and begin working in as quickly as 30 seconds.
SpectraSan 24 is formulated specifically for hospitals, medical/long-term care facilities, and child care operations.
• Kills germs 20 times faster than traditional disinfectants
• Is the only disinfectant in the world that provides 24 hours of residual efficacy
• Is non-flammable, odorless, colorless, has the lowest toxicity rating of any other disinfectant
• Poses no threat to the environment
• Currently has over 200 worldwide patents
SpectraSan 24 is a breakthrough disinfectant that can be trusted. It has unparalleled long lasting residual protection, producing an infection rate reduction throughout the environments to which it has been applied and recognized.