October 5, 2020 | Posted by MICRO
Ready to take on the rapid spread of COVID-19, three of Fiberlock’s trusted products are already registered on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of disinfectants for use in fighting the new coronavirus pandemic: ShockWave Concentrate (61178-1-73884), IAQ 2000 (1839-95-73884) and IAQ 2500 (1839-83-73884) can be found on the EPA’s List N, meeting the agency’s emerging pathogen efficacy requirements. Shockwave RTU and Shockwave Concentrate provide hospital-grade and virucidal protection, meaning they are chemical agents that deactivate or destroy viruses or pathogens — and are government-registered to kill 99.99% of germs.
DECADES OF PATHOGEN-KILLING EXPERTISE
Fiberlock has been addressing environmental hazards for over 35 years and has a reputation for advanced solutions and next-level service known throughout the industry. It is the leading manufacturer of products used to remedy environmental, safety and health hazards, offering a full set of solutions to address the many needs in the abatement and remediation industry.
ENVIRONMENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19
Some environments, particularly those in which people are in close contact, may make it easier for this type of coronavirus, to spread.
- Public transportation hubs (airports, train stations, etc.)
- Healthcare facilities (hospitals, urgent care centers, etc.)
- Higher education facilities (universities and colleges)
- Schools (elementary schools, high schools, daycare facilities, etc.)
- Community spaces (venues, arenas, etc.)
It’s critical to understand the facts about COVID-19 so you can help prevent its spread in your facility.
- This coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person. [SOURCE]
- Symptoms may appear as few as two days or as many as 14 days after exposure. [SOURCE]
- This coronavirus can affect people of any age; older people and those with preexisting medical conditions, like asthma or heart disease, may be more vulnerable to developing severe symptoms. [SOURCE]
- Healthcare workers and others who have close contact with COVID-19 patients will have a higher risk of infection. [SOURCE]
- Antibiotics cannot prevent or treat COVID-19. [SOURCE]
- There are currently no medications available to prevent or treat this coronavirus. [SOURCE]
- Disinfectants kill a wider range of microorganisms than sanitizers. [SOURCE]
- The illness causes a range of symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, pneumonia, kidney failure and death. [SOURCE]
- It appears people showing no symptoms may be able to spread the virus. [SOURCE]
What You Need to Know to Protect Your Environment
Individuals can protect themselves and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with good hand, respiratory and safe food hygiene.
However, if you’re a facility manager or cleaning professional, you also play an important role in protecting people and the community against the coronavirus. It’s essential to implement consistent and proper cleaning and disinfection procedures with products shown to kill the virus.
PROVEN EFFECTIVE AGAINST THE HUMAN CORONAVIRUS IN REAL-WORLD SITUATIONS.
For a product to be EPA Registered as a disinfectant it must pass efficacy testing for each given virus or microorganism. This test includes exposing the subject strain to the disinfectant and the product must kill over 99.99% of the microorganism to pass. Often an organic soil load is added to create a more challenging test as organic material on the surface reduces the efficacy of a disinfectant. The industry standard is a 5% organic soil load which simulates slightly “dirty” conditions. Shockwave was tested, and EPA registered, against the Human Coronavirus at much higher, more challenging, but real-world scenario 98% soil load. Before using any disinfectant always review the label to determine if the product is appropriate for your application.
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