How can SpectraSan 24 benefit me?
SpectraSan 24™ kills germs 20 times faster than traditional disinfectants. It kills many germs in just 30 seconds, H1N1 in 3 minute and “Super Bugs” like MRSA, CA-MRSA, PVL-MRSA, and VRE in just 2 minutes. Plus, when other disinfectants dry on the surface, they stop working. In contrast, SpectraSan 24 has residual efficacy that not only provides protection, but continues to kill bacteria for 24 hours.
What makes SpectraSan 24™ so special as compared to other disinfectants?
SpectraSan 24™ is truly the first ground breaking approach to microbial control in almost four decades. This incredibly innovative disinfectant technology is based on a new patented molecule – silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC). This proprietary product contains a dual efficacy mechanism which promotes residual resistance to new “super strains” of microorganisms. SpectraSan 24 has a self-contained immunity protection system that not only provides long-term protection, but it continues to fight bacteria and dangerous mutant pathogens that conventional disinfectants on the market today cannot.
What is a High Touch Surface?
Any surface that is in frequent human contact through normal use; door handles, elevator buttons, telephones, drinking fountains, keyboards, counters, etc.
Who should use SpectraSan 24?
SpectraSan 24™ was specifically formulated for acute care hospitals, trauma centers, medical and dental offices, out patient surgery centers, long-term care facilities, life science and research laboratories, veterinary hospitals, home healthcare, hospice centers, and child care operations. SpectraSan 24 is safe and effective to use in schools, prisons, athletic facilities and complexes, training and fitness centers, professional, collegiate, and high school sports facilities, physical therapy centers, cruise ships, airlines, railways, bus and municipal transit vehicles, day care and preschool facilities, churches, community centers and hundreds of other applications. SpectraSan 24 is strong enough for medical use, yet ideal for use around children in your home.
How does the SDC work?
Silver Dihydrogen Citrate (SDC) kills microorganisms (bacterial/viral microbes) by two modes of action:
- The silver ion deactivates structural and metabolic membrane proteins leading to microbial death.
- The microbes view SDC as a food source, allowing the silver ion to enter the microbe. Once inside the organism, the silver ion denatures the DNA, which halts the microbe’s ability to replicate and leads to its death.
This dual action makes SDC highly and quickly effective against a broad spectrum of microbes is colorless, odorless and non-staining and is designed for use on hard, non-porous surfaces.
SpectraSan 24 also exhibits extraordinary properties of stability. Previously, silver-based disinfectants had very short shelf lives - from hours to days. SDC is a stabilized silver ion complex with a shelf life of several years. The unique bond of the silver ion in SDC allows the silver ion to remain in solution while at the same time making it more available for antimicrobial action.
In addition, SDC is non-caustic, colorless, odorless, and does not produce toxic fumes. While SDC effectively kills bacteria, fungi and viruses, research shows that it is harmless to humans and animals.
The EPA toxicity categorization of antimicrobial products ranges from Category I (high toxicity) down to Category IV (virtually no toxicity). At consumer use dilutions, SDC is rated in the lowest toxicity category of IV. In fact, if tap water had an EPA toxicity rating, it would also be IV.
On the other hand, all traditional disinfectants fall into Categories I and II.
Bacteria & Organism Kill Times
SpectraSan 24TM Disinfectant, Fungicidal & Virucidal Spray successfully killed the following organisms under AOAC protocols (In order to ensure that all organisms listed are killed, you must use the contact times as directed in the Application Instructions):