Choosing organic, natural, or "green" products is much more than a trend; it's an expression of people's growing interest in environmentally friendly products that won't cause potential health risks to themselves or those around them. Organic food, cosmetics, and household cleaners are proven to be superior to products cultivated with pesticides or manufactured with strong chemicals. The same happens with organic disinfectants, which have gained popularity for killing bacteria and viruses without generating dangerous fumes, and this article will tell you all about them.
What are Organic Disinfectants Made of?
Organic disinfectants are products made with ingredients found in nature as is, or close enough. For the most part, they don't require chemical reactions or harsh chemical ingredients for their elaboration, which makes them biodegradable and safe for all. In other words, organic disinfectants have no harmful chemicals, fumes, or residues, so they can be diluted in water and disposed of in nature and they won't harm animals, plants, or people in any way.
Probably the best example of an organic disinfectant is hypochlorous acid (HOCl). In fact, this substance is known as "nature’s oldest disinfectant", as it is produced by human white blood cells to fight off infections and is also the active ingredient in multiple sanitizers thanks to its germicide qualities. HOCl has numerous uses in medicine, such as wound care and dermatology, to kill bacteria and improve skin infections without causing irritation.
Other examples of natural disinfectants or natural antibacterial products include isopropyl rubbing alcohol at a concentration of 60% or more, vinegar (acetic acid), hydrogen peroxide, and hot water at least at 60 degrees celsius; but none of these compare to HOCl, which is considered to be 100 times more effective than bleach, even though it is much more gentle.
Are Organic Disinfectants as Effective as Chemical Ones?
Yes, they absolutely are.
As previously stated, organic disinfectants like hypochlorous acid (HOCl) as effective and sometimes even more effective than other harsh chemicals such as bleach (which is made with sodium hypochlorite, derived from salt.) The only consideration users need to take is that organic disinfectants, also known as all-natural or biodegradable disinfectants, may take a little longer to work than chemical ones. With that in mind, it is always important to read the product's label to find out the recommended dwell time depending on the type of surface that needs disinfection.
Another point in favour of organic disinfectants is how they reduce people's exposure to toxic chemicals, eliminating the potential health-threatening issues that highly chemical products are associated with, such as breathing problems after inhaling fumes, respiratory infections like asthma, skin rashes, and food poisoning.
Best Organic Disinfectants for Businesses and Homes
Organic disinfectants are an exceptional choice for homes and businesses with high traffic of customers and staff. Why? Because apart from all the reasons given in this article, organic disinfectants are non-toxic, pet-friendly, environmentally friendly, and hypoallergenic.
These are the top 4 organic disinfectants in the market right now for businesses and homes:
EnviroNize Anolyte Multi-Use Disinfectant with natural ingredients. This is a multifunctional product that works on hard non-porous surfaces such as furniture, floors, pool decks, concrete, tile, and others, achieving deep disinfection thanks to its concentrated electro-chemically activated solution rich in oxygen that easily kills bacteria and viruses, and eliminates odours. It is effective against MRSA, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Human Coronavirus (HCoV) 229E. It may also be used against SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19.
Ultra-Lyte Disinfectant is an eco-friendly spray-on sanitizer and disinfectant with powerful antimicrobial properties. It is effective against pathogens such as the Human Coronavirus, Norovirus, coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, and Influenza A (H1N1). This product is recommended for disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces and spaces in hospitals, nursing homes, medical facilities, commercial, institutional and industrial settings, as well as meat and poultry plants. Additionally, it can be used on food contact surfaces such as counters and tables.
Vital Oxide Disinfectant is a 100% biodegradable disinfectant solution that kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. In fact, it is registered on the Canadian Government's list of disinfectants with evidence for use against COVID-19, indicating it is likely to be effective and may be used against the virus. The product can be used at home, in vehicles, schools, daycares, gyms, nursing homes, laundry rooms, veterinaries, ambulances, hospitals, restaurants, boats, ships, airplanes, trains, meat & poultry processing plants, HVAC y AC systems, and more.
ecoBryne Disinfectant is a 100% organic hospital-grade disinfectant that kills a wide array of contaminants including viruses like the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), norovirus, and poliovirus. It is also effective against E.Coli, MRSA, Listeria, and strong odours caused by garbage, chemicals, and other sources. This product is ready to use and non-toxic, as it doesn’t pose a risk to humans, pets, or plants. It is also safe to use on fabrics and treated surfaces because it doesn’t cause discolouration or deterioration.
There you have it, everything you need to know about organic disinfectants. If you have any questions or comments about this topic, feel free to leave them below.
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Disinfect & Fog is a disinfecting company based in London, Ontario, that offers commercial disinfection and fogging services across Southwestern Ontario. We also specialize in office, industrial, and residential disinfecting, as well as fogging equipment, including electrostatic sprayers and thermal foggers. All of our commercial disinfecting services are provided by dedicated and problem-solving experts who always recommend the most cost-effective and efficient disinfecting products and techniques for every situation.
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