How To Kill A Germ

Jun 3, 2020 | Disinfection, Education, News, Sanitization

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by Autumn Ryan,
Founder and CEO

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many things, but in my mind, the most important lesson is that germs want to survive. It’s basic biology. Germs want to live and reproduce. And that is exactly the reason that viruses and bacteria become immune to antimicrobial cleaning solutions. It’s why “new and improved” cleaners are always being developed using “even stronger toxic chemicals.” And it’s why we must adopt the most efficient ways of killing germs—not create more harmful chemicals.

My mission in life—and the mission of Aseptic Health—is to provide safer cleaning products, equipment and protocols for the good of people, pets, plants and the environment. Aseptic Plus+ hospital grade disinfectant is an example of a product that is in line with this mission.

It is a Category 4 on the EPA toxicity scale which is the lowest toxicity level possible (the same as water).

Aseptic Plus+ is an oxidizer.

Oxidizing agents have the ability to accept an electron from the amino acids on the surfaces of the virus. The amino acid gives up an electron and the virus is oxidized (killed).  In the case of bacteria, oxidizers alter amino acids in the cell wall, which causes it to rupture and the bacteria is killed.

It is also a very fast kill.

I’ve said before, but it is worth repeating that how many bacteria you remove is as important as how fast you remove them.

Here’s how to interpret the chart above. Bleach kills bacteria at 99.9%. That means out of 10,000,000 bacteria, 10,000 bacteria are left behind, which are more than enough to harm you. Aseptic Plus+ kills 99.999% leaving only 100 bacteria. The more bacteria left behind on a surface allows more opportunity for that bacteria to harm you or become immune to the cleaner and reproduce. So, a 99.999% kill rate is one hundred times better than a 99.9% kill rate.

Airborne Droplets

You may be reading some of the new information about coronavirus aerosol droplets possibly lingering in the air for hours, which is why many experts suggest wearing masks. Whether or not this information is true, we do know that measles, tuberculosis and other germs are transmitted through aerosol droplets. This is another reason we take pride in our disinfectant’s unique capabilities.

Aseptic Plus+ includes components that dramatically decrease the size of its particles. This increases the ability of the active solution to spread on and penetrate both hard and porous surfaces. This also makes it effective against airborne pathogens by reducing droplet size through the use of sprayers and foggers.

Aseptic Plus+ also has a unique ability to significantly reduce allergen levels of the most common household allergy triggers: dust mites, cat dander and molds.

Aseptic Plus+ does not kill bed bugs.