THE IDEAL DISINFECTANT
In response to the growing emergence of new pathogens, alarming increases in the spread of infectious diseases, and in recognition of the vital role that premium disinfectants can play in containing and protecting the public from such hazards, the CDC published "The Properties of an Ideal Disinfectant," the summation of an exhaustive study that identifies the 13 Key Criteria that Constitute An Ideal Disinfectant. And PermaSafe CLEAN, STEP 1 Checks all the Boxes!
MOST DISINFECTANTS ARE FAR FROM IDEAL
BUT PERMASAFE CLEAN  CHECKS ALL THE BOXES … AND THEN SOME!
U.S CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
PROPERTIES OF AN IDEAL DISINFECTANT
BROAD SPECTRUM: Should kill wide range of pathogens FAST ACTING: Should quickly eliminate microorganisms
NON-TOXIC: Should not be harmful to installers or others EASY TO USE: Should have easy to follow use directions
FRIENDLY TO ENVIRONMENT: Should not harm environment ECONOMICAL: Should not be unreasonably high in cost
SURFACE COMPATIBLE: Should not damage surfaces WATER SOLUBLE: Should be water-based, water-soluble
ODORLESS: Should have a pleasant scent or no scent UNAFFECTED BY ENVIRONMENT: Effective in organic matter
HIGHLY STABLE: Should be stable in all use conditions POWERFUL CLEANER: Should be a powerful cleaner
PROVIDES RESIDUAL EFFECT ON TREATED SURFACES: Should provide post-application antimicrobial surface protection
Armed with an understanding of antimicrobial product labels, as well as what properties constitute an ideal antimicrobial product and where that information can be found, the final step in identifying antimicrobial products that meet such standards is simply … reading their labels.
LABELS NEVER LIE
Even more important than knowing what properties constitute an Ideal Disinfectant is knowing where to find this information. To assist in this endeavor, we offer the following, with much more available here.
Antimicrobial products are defined as substances used to kill or inhibit the growth of one or more types of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi. All disinfectants, sanitizers, and any other product that makes any type of germ-kill claim, are considered Antimicrobials, and are regulated by the U.S. EPA.
Before any antimicrobial can be sold in the US, it must successfully complete the EPA’s Antimicrobial Product Evaluation and Registration Process. To qualify, products undergo extensive, certified, third party testing, the results of which must support all performance and safety claims. Products that satisfy these requirements are ultimately issued an EPA Registration Number and a corresponding Product Label.
Antimicrobial product labels are very precise documents which include directions for use, first aid information, product efficacy and performance claims, precautionary statements and other vital product data, all of which has been analyzed and approved by the EPA, which creates, governs and strictly enforces antimicrobial product labeling regulations.
A key point to remember when reviewing an antimicrobial product’s label is: There are no "maybes." No matter what you may believe about a product’s capabilities, only performance claims, uses and other information specifically listed on its label can be considered true and accurate. No matter the task or goal, if what you seek is not clearly stated on the product’s label, it’s because the product is either not capable of achieving that goal, not safe for such use, or otherwise not approved for it.
The following chart is provided to help you quickly spot the properties of an ideal disinfectant. If an antimicrobial’s product label lacks any of the "Properties You Do Want to See" or lists any of the "Properties You Don’t Want to See," it’s probably NOT the best choice for your use.
PROPERTIES YOU WANT … AND THOSE YOU DON’T
PROPERTIES YOU
DO WANT TO SEE
PROPERTIES YOU
DON'T WANT TO SEE
Broad Spectrum, Tuberculocidal Disinfectant Won’t Stain Surfaces that Water Won’t Stain
Kills 99.999% of Bacteria in Under 60 Seconds Any Listed Hazards to Humans or Animals
Sanitizes Soft, Hard & Food Contact Surfaces Personal Protection Equipment Required
Cleans & Disinfects or Sanitizes in One Step Any Surface/Site Compatibility Warnings
NSF Registered, No Rinse or Wipe Necessary Any Limitations to Application by Fogging
Approved for Disinfection by Fogging Any Soft Surface Sanitization Limitations
Approved for Touchscreens & Electronic Devices Any Rinsing Required after Disinfection
Biodegradable, Non-Corrosive, Non-Abrasive Not Food Surface Safe or Only if Rinsed
Won’t Stain Surfaces that Water Won’t Stain Complex Prep or Storage Requirements
PERMASAFE CLEAN  CHECKS ALL THE RIGHT BOXES & NONE OF THE WRONG!!
Once again, PermaSafe CLEAN, STEP 1, our 1-STEP, Multi-Purpose, Multi-Surface, 7-in-1 Germicidal Cleaner and Odor Eliminating, Mold, Mildew & Fungi Killing, Allergen Removing, 60-Second Surface Sanitizing, Broad-Spectrum, Tuberculocidal, Hospital Disinfectant does what other disinfectants can’t.