A biocidal product is a product or substance which is intended to destroy, control or prevent the effects of harmful organisms, or in any other way control harmful organisms, other than by means of physical or mechanical devices.
But not all biocidal products that are used in general in the market have proven effectiveness and efficacy against viruses and bacteria or even have proven long-term residual activity and safety for human health.
ANTINFEK® organic disinfectants perform proven unique combination of advantages, which make ANTINFEK® products exceptionally effective against pathogens, show exceptional long-term residual activity, economical and completely user-friendly and safe.
COMPLETE AND PROVEN EFFICACY AGAINST VIRUSES, BACTERIA AND FUNGI. ⇓
The first important point about any disinfectant is its actual effectiveness and performance. Most of official laboratory tests require a lot of time and financial investment, and not every registered product goes through many tests. ANTINFEK® antiviral and antibacterial disinfectant has complete tests results from major international laboratories and proven powerful virucidal efficacy to destroy on contact: Corona, MERS-CoV, Influenza viruses (H7N9), Bird-Flu (H5N1), Swine Flu (H1N1), MRSA, Streptococcus lactis, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli, Candida albicans, Molds, etc.
PROVEN BY LABORATORY TESTS LONG-TERM RESIDUAL ACTION UP TO 14 DAYS . ⇓
Disinfectants, especially ones containing alcohol, rapidly lose their activity upon drying, thereby reducing the contact time and allowing surface recontamination. This is of particular importance in areas with hot climates, since at 40 ̊C, up to two thirds of a sprayed liquid can evaporate within a short period of time. The residual activity of ANTINFEK® was tested and completely proven by multiple international laboratories including government. Even after evaporation ANTINFEK® disinfectant is able to destroy viruses, bacteria and fungi on contact and prevent viral and bacterial growth on the surfaces stamped with dried ANTINFEK® for the duration of 7-14 days, in contrast to commonly used disinfectants that show no residual activity and require repeated disinfection at least several times per day for proper protection.
PROVEN SAFETY FOR HUMAN HEALTH, ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT. ⇓
Being effective to destroy viruses and bacteria, not all biocidal products are equally safe and many of them, for example containing chloride or alcohol, can cause multiple side effects (i.e. allergic reactions on skin, intoxication, etc.). ANTINFEK® has complete tests results for skin (dermal) irritation, oral toxicity and hazardous compounds and proven to be non-toxic, with primary irritation index 0.00. ANTINFEK® contains no heavy metal (mercury, arsenic, lead) contaminants. It is clear, neutral and none corrosive liquid that can be safely used on any surface without damaging material, it does not alter the physical properties or color of treated surface. ANTINFEK® disinfectant forms an extremely thin and practically monomolecular layer that adheres firmly to the treated surfaces. A microorganism cannot become resistant to ANTINFEK® powerful antiviral and antibacterial disinfectant.
EFFECTIVENESS AND SAFETY COMPARED BETWEEN ANTINFEK® AND OTHER COMMON DISINFECTANT ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
|EFFECTIVENESS AND SAFETY||DESTROYS CORONAVIRUS ON CONTACT||RESIDUAL GERMICIDAL ACTIVITY||SKIN TOXICITY||ORAL TOXICITY||FLAMABLE/ EXPLOSIVE||CORROSIVE ON SURFACES||SIDE EFFECTS|
|ANTINFEK®||Destroys coronavirus on contact.||12-24 hours on skin. 7-14 days on surfaces.||Safe on skin, non-toxic, with primary irritation index 0.00.||Orally not toxic (has passed oral toxicity test)||Not flammable (contains no alcohol).||Non-corrosive, can be safely used on any surfaces.||No side effects for humans, animals and the environment.|
|CHLORINE||At high concentrations requires 15 minutes to destroy coronavirus.||No residual activity on surfaces.||
Chlorine is toxic for skin and hair. It will dry and crack the skin, harsh effects on skin.
|Highly toxic, causes poisoning if swallowed, or inhaled chlorine.||React explosively or form explosive compounds with many common substances.||Highly corrosive to equipment, pipelines, steel structures.||Chlorine is a very dangerous toxin, in small dosage of liquid or gas it is poisonous. Exposure to chlorine has 93% higher risk of cancer (i.e. breast cancer, lungs cancer, etc.). (see report link)|
|ALCOHOL||Requires 10 minutes to destroy coronavirus.||No residual activity and limited effective exposure time
due to high rate of evaporation.
Yes, can cause skin dryness and skin irritation.
|The risk of hand sanitizer exposure is one of the risks of exposure to sources of alcohol in a child’s environment.||Yes, alcohols are highly flammable , with flash points below 100 degrees F (37,78 degrees C).||Not corrosive on surfaces.||Skin irritation, poisoning.|
|BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE||Requires 10 minutes to destroy coronavirus.||
Both allergic and irritant contact dermatitis start at the site of contact with benzalkonium chloride. In prolonged or severe cases, dermatitis may spread to other sites. The affected skin may be red, itchy, dry, or scaly, and may also blister or peel.
|Benzalkonium chloride solutions of 10 % or more are toxic to humans.||Yes, it is flammable. (Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide on fires involving this product.).||Not corrosive||Rashes, dermatitis, breathing problems, reproductive harm. 0.1% is the maximum concentration of benzalkonium chloride that does not produce primary irritation on intact skin or act as a sansitizer.|
Requires 1 to 10 minutes to destroy coronavirus.
|Mildly irritating to the skin and mucous membranes. At a concentration of 10%, which is found in some hair-bleaching solutions, it is strongly irritating and may be corrosive.||Ingestion of hydrogen peroxide may cause irritation of the gastrointestinal tract with nausea, vomiting, haematemesis and foaming at the mouth.||Not classified as a flammable liquid, but it is classified as an oxidizer and may explode in contact with organic materials, catalysts or impurities.||H2O2 itself probably is not corrosive. However oxygen is really corrosive in contact to other metals. It should be pointed t that H2O2 is not stable.||Redness, stinging, or irritation at the application site.|
|POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE (LYE)||No. Requires 10 minutes to destroy coronavirus.||Contact can severely irritate and burn the skin and eyes leading to eye damage. Contact can irritate the nose and throat||Yes (harmful or even fatal if swallowed)||Forms flammable and explosive Hydrogen gas||Corrosive in moist air to metals.||Can cause chemical burns, permanent injuries, scarring and blindness.|
|ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL (ISOPROPANOL)||Requires 10 minutes to destroy coronavirus.||No residual activity and limited effective exposure time
due to high rate of evaporation.
|Isopropyl alcohol is readily absorbed through the skin, so spilling large amounts of it on the skin may cause accidental poisoning. Repeated skin exposure can cause itching, redness, rash, drying, and cracking. Prolonged skin contact may cause corrosion.||Yes, the toxic oral dose is about 0.5–1 mL/kg.||Yes, flammable, with a flammability range of between 2 and 12.7% in air. It should be kept away from heat and open flame.||Not corrosive.||Dizziness, low blood pressure, stomach pain, rapid heart rate, or tachycardia, low body temperature, slurred speech, slow breathing, nausea.|
|BLEACH||Requires 10 minutes to destroy coronavirus.||Yes, contact with bleach can cause irritation and burns, the most common side-effects are redness and sore skin.||Yes, dangerous if swallowed, and this kind of accident does sometimes happen with children||Chlorine does not catch fire easily, but may combine with other common substances to form explosive compounds||Corrosive, especially to metal surfaces.||Lung and eyes irritation, chemical burns on skin.|
|CHLOROXYLENOL||Requires 10 minutes to destroy coronavirus.||Lack of residual germicidal activity.||It is a mild skin irritant and may trigger allergic reactions in some individuals.||Chloroxylenol is toxic to many animals, especially cats.||Flammable, its benefit is limited by its flammability.||It is not corrosive to stainless steel or aluminum. Brass is slightly affected as is mild steel.||It is skin irritant and may trigger allergic reactions. It is highly toxic to fish, cats, and some amphibians and should not be used around them.|
|ETHYL ALCOHOL (ETHANOL)||Requires 10 minutes to destroy coronavirus.||No residual activity and limited effective exposure time
due to high rate of evaporation.
|Can cause dryness and skin irritation.||While ethanol is consumed when drinking alcoholic beverages, consuming ethanol alone can cause coma and death.||Yes, alcohols are highly flammable , with flash points below 100 degrees F (37,78 degrees C).||Corrosive substance. To store it use the piping and container, which are not susceptible to the corrosion ethanol can cause.||Intoxication, Low blood pressure (hypotension) with flushing, Agitation, Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), Nausea, Vomiting, Excessive urination.|
|QUATS||Requires 10 minutes to destroy coronavirus.||Known to cause skin and respiratory irritation, and some people are highly allergic to them.||Harmful if swallowed, toxic to aquatic life.||Highly flammable liquid and vapor.||Corrosive.||Rashes, dermatitis, breathing problems, reproductive harm.|
|SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE||Requires 5-10 minutes to destroy coronavirus.||
Skin contact with low levels of this chemical irritates the skin, but strong sodium hypochlorite solutions cause burning pain, redness, swelling and blisters
|Toxic if ingested, ingestion of sodium hypochlorite may cause burns to the mouth and throat||Not flammable, they may react explosively.||Corrosive substance.||It is corrosive and may irritate the skin or cause burning, pain, inflammation and blisters. It is mutagenic and very toxic when it comes in contact with ammonium salts|