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Is Your Germicide EPA Registered?

Posted Apr 06 2010 4:50am

Each April, in addition to sharing the natural approaches to health via nutritional supplementation, I devote additional advocacy to the wellness of this planet.

It’s a germy world we live in.  I’m not paranoid about killing germs but when I set out to get ‘em, I want effectiveness without an ounce of harm to the environment.

What does the label on your germicide say?  Is your germicide EPA registered?

Here is some of what is on our label:

Our germicidal product is effective at disinfecting and deodorizing inanimate environmental surfaces against bacteria, virus and fungi responsible for infections.

Among these are:

Pseudomonas aeruginosa (associated w/ pneumonia),
Staphylococcus aureus ( nursery infections),
Salmonella Choleraesius ( gastro entritis) ,
and Trichophyton interdigitale ( foot fungus ).

This product is virucidal against:

Herpes Simplex (a member of the virus family that causes infectious mononucleosis),
Vaccinia ( representative of the pox virus )
and influenza A2 as represented by the strains commonly called Hong Kong Flu and London Flu virus

The broad spectrum of disinfectant effectiveness is shown by its germicidal action against the following organisms:

Escherichia coli

Salmonella schottmuellen

Klesbiella pneumoniae

Brevibacterium ammoniagenes

Aerobactoe aerogenes ( enterobacter )

Streptococcus faecalis

Shigella dysentariae

By following the simple use instructions found on this non-toxic germicidal label; homemakers, childcare facilities, animal care facilities, schools, hotels, those who work in food preparation, medical practitioners and more, can provide real disinfection at just pennies per gallon of solution.

General Uses and How to Mix: Mix ½ ounce (tablespoon) per gallon of water when using mop, cloth or sponge or Dilute ½ teas per 16 oz spray bottle in water – spray surfaces and wipe dry (change this solution every 30 days )

Bathroom – Floor, tub, shower, exterior of toilet bowl, toilet seat, faucet and wastebasket

Kitchen - Sink, floors and walls, electrical appliances, cupboards, drawers, garbage pails, refrigerators and freezer to eliminate food odors, rinse any surface that comes in contact w/ food.

Family Room – Door handles, computer keys, telephone mouthpiece and working areas

Playroom – counters, toys (rinse), table tops, floors and walls

Pets – feeding, sleeping quarters, litter boxes

Nursery – beds, changing table, diaper pails, toys (rinse)

Humidifier – just a few drops added to the water to keep it clean

What about Bleach?

Our Germicide vs. Bleach*

Our Germicide is indeed EPA registered. It’s residual effectiveness is up to 3 days after application ( tested in undisturbed laboratory conditions using E.Coli, one of the more resistant organisms in fecal material on linoleum tile ) This product is also Kosher certified.

The shelf life is up to 3 years. Its scent is fresh and clean. One quart makes 64 gallons of cleaning solution, it is safe to use with other cleaning products and it’s non corrosive when diluted.

This product also comes in a handy dandy wipes

Bleach is often not EPA registered.
Bleach’s residual effect is no more than an hour.
Bleach’s shelf life varies up to one year, and has pungent, noxious fumes.
One quart of bleach makes 7.5 gallons of cleaning solution.
Mixing with other cleaning compounds creates harmful gases

*Prior to the introduction of our germicide,  chlorine bleach has been used by pet care professionals to disinfect hard surfaces against canine parvovirus and feline leukemia – now there is an alternative for animal care too

the above is sourced from a field information sheet, not official company materials

*A word about Lysol, besides not being a very good germicide it’s extremely flammable.  A  fireman can actually tell where a homeowner has sprayed Lysol by the trail it left after a fire.  When demonstrating our germicide we would actually ignite lysol – again very flammable, and put out the fire out with our germicide.  Not flammable.

Hmmmmm —- which product would you prefer to use around your children?

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