What is the difference between a Sanitizer and a Disinfectant?
According to the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Sanitizers reduce (but don’t necessarily kill) bacteria, viruses and fungi on a surface to a level considered safe by public health codes.
A disinfectant, on the other hand, kills nearly 100 percent of the disease-causing bacteria, viruses and fungi listed on its label.
To meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines, a disinfectant must reduce the levels of these pathogens by 99.999% in 5 to 10 minutes.
ArmiClenzTM is an EPA Registered Disinfectant.
What is the significance of a product that claims “kills 99.9% of germs?
”Most Sanitizers claim they kill 99.9% of germs. ArmiClenzTM is a disinfectant that kills 99.999% of bacteria and viruses. Here is an example to illustrate the difference:
Let’s say that on any given day, there are 102,465 commercial flights in the world, “if 99.9% of those flights arrived safely to their destination, then that means 1,025 airplanes would crash every day. At 99.999% only 10 would crash every day.”
Why is ArmiClenzTM registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency vs. the US Food and Drug Agency?
Both Agencies have strict standards and conduct rigorous testing of products to ensure safety and efficacy. Surface disinfectants like ArmiClenzTM are regulated by the EPA. Products applied, ingested or used in surgery are regulated by the FDA.
How is ArmiClenzTM different than other EPA Registered Disinfectants?
While ArmiClenzTM meets the 99.999% effective standard set by the EPA for disinfectants, it contains no hazardous ingredients and leaves no toxic residue.
Also, many EPA registered disinfectants are highly concentrated and require dilutions before use. ArmiClenzTM is ready to use…simply spray.
Why is it particularly important to follow the “Instructions for Use” when using a disinfectant?
In addition to preventing unwanted results, disinfectants require time to achieve the complete 99.999% kill rate required to be designated a disinfectant by the EPA.
Can I purchase ArmiClenzTM in large quantities for use in my hospital, clinic or business…can I also resale the product?
Yes. You may qualify for volume discounts depending on the amount you wish to purchase. Countertop and Floor displays are also available if you intend to resale ArmiClenzTM