Getting to know your disinfectants. For general and high-risk environments.

Supplier: Anaeron Medical Supplies By: Ana Robinson
10 February, 2021

There are many types of disinfectants available in the marketplace today. Whilst many are similar in what they offer, it is important to choose the products that best meets your needs.

It is important to check their ARTG listing which verifies what they can claim and the MSDS to ensure suitability to your environment.

Another factor to consider is the different formats the products come in to ensure that you are minimising cross-over of products which can reduce their effectiveness.

Always check required kill times, whether they work in dirty conditions and dilutions as these may vary greatly from product to product.

Refer to the chart demonstrating the different types of products available.


Keeping it simple

Simplify your training as well as your protocols, S-7XTRA provides you with the best all-around and lasting protection against pathogens and is friendly and easy to use.


Working in dirty conditions and not requiring wet contact times, it simplifies your training and saves on time with added protection in between cleaning cycles.

It comes in varying formats to ensure continuity and to maximise efficacy.

Concentrates provide flexibility and are amazingly simple to dilute and when diluted make the product very economical.

Ready to use solutions give certainty of use and come in various sizes and wipes come in canisters and soft packs — two formats to suit all applications. 

Our solutions are proudly made in Australia. 

Contact us for a free trial.

 

  

 

  S-7XTRA 70% Alcohol Chlorine Based Iodophors Phenolic Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATS) - Single and double actives Accelerated hydrogen Peroxide Botanical - Plant Based
Efficacy Capabilities - Check ARTG listings                

Some viruses - includes enveloped viruses such as SARS Cov-2 COVID19

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Bacteria YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
All other viruses - inclusive of enveloped and non-enveloped YES NO NO YES NO NO YES NO
Mould YES NO YES NO NO NO NO NO
Fungi/Yeast YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO
Tuberculosis YES YES NO YES YES NO YES NO
Spores YES NO YES NO NO NO YES NO
Wet Contact Times - Check manufacturer's instructions for kills times NO YES YES YES YES SOME YES YES
Residual Activity YES NO NO NO NO SOME NO SOME
Pre-clean of surfaces must be performed NO YES YES YES YES NO NO YES
Pre-Clean Recommended for Best Practice NO         YES YES  
Works in Dirty conditions YES NO SOME NO NO YES YES NO
Rinsing required NO NO SOME NO SOME SOME SOME NO
Disadvantages Damaging to aquatic life in concentrated form only Flammable, Storage limitations, evaporates quickly and contact time can be insufficient for killing Corrodes some metals, unpleasant odour, long contact times, requires good ventilation, eye, skin and respiratory irritant Dilution is critical for effectiveness and safety, may stain or corrode metal, may stain skin/laundry, odour, toxic Do not use on infant equipment, odour, flammable, skin, and eye irritant, corrosive, toxic Limited efficacy, damage can be caused on surfaces and skin if in high concentrations Limited efficacy Limited efficacy

 

 

 

References

Chemical Disinfectants — Guideline for disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities
2008 – CDC.
Stanford University — Environmental Health and Safety.
EPA Registered Hard Surface Disinfectants Comparison Chart — A. Culver, M Finberg et.al
Cleaning for Health Products
Practices for safer Indoor Environments 2002. L. Crawford, Z. Yu, E. Keegan, T. Yu Infection
Control Today. A comparison of Commonly Used Surface Disinfectants. Phenolic Household
Disinfectants – Further precautions required. R. DeBono, G. Laitung. Chemical Safety in the
Workplace – Occupation Safety & Health Branch Labour Department – UK Gov