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Comparing Hard Surface Disinfectants

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PURE Hard Surface has No sub-lethal dosing which leads to resistant strains.

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Did you know that most of the disinfectants currently on the market, used for domestic and commercial purposes, are classified as pesticides by the Environmental Protection Agency? (Download complete chart to the right.) This is due to the typically harsh and caustic chemicals found in most of these products until recent years.

These traditional products are regulated through FIFRA, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. They are required to adhere to certain federal standards in their sale, use, distribution, and labeling practices. These products are also required to be registered through the EPA before they can be sold to consumers.

That's where PURE comes in as a game changer. It is leading the industry as a broad spectrum disinfectant, and it received a Category IV classification, the lowest toxicity class as estimated by the EPA. That's great news for home and business use, because it means the product is safe for use in environments with people and pets, while still effectively eliminating the bacteria and germs you want to stop dead.

Responsible public and private management includes reducing employee occupational exposures to sensitizers and irritants in the work environment whild implementing effective infection control practices.  In employment environments, exposure to harsh and caustic chemicals could result in an increase of environmental harm or worker's compensation claims.

Disinfectant Comparison
Brand PURE Hard Surface Clorox Clean-Up Clorox Bleach Lysol All Purpose Lysol Spray
Active Ingredients Silver Ions;Citric Acid Sodium Hypochlorite Sodium Hypochlorite Quaternary Ammonia Quaternary Ammonia; Ethanol
Time Required for Disinfection 30 Seconds-5 minutes** 30 Seconds-5 minutes 10 minutes 10 minutes 30 seconds-10 minutes
Kills Resistant Strains YES YES NO YES YES
Ongoing Protection after Use** 24 Hours NONE NONE NONE NONE
Inhalation Danger NONE HIGH HIGH LOW LOW
For use on Food Contact Surfaces Without a Rinse YES YES NO NO NO
Poison Threat Level for Kids & Pets NONE HIGH HIGH MEDIUM MEDIUM
Harsh Chemical Smell or Masking Fragrance ODORLESS YES YES YES YES

Comparison based on consumer product label claims. Master label may include additional organisms.

** Refer to product label for list of organisms.  Clorox is a registered trademark of The Clorox Company, Lysol is a registered trademark of Reckitt Benckiser.

PURE Hard Surface is a registered trademark of PURE Bioscience, Inc.

Complete chart in download to the right.