Bleaches & Disinfectants

What do hygiene products do?

Antiseptic: An agent used in or on the body to prevent infection
Disinfection: An agent or process which destroys micro-organisms, but not usually bacterial spores: It does not necessarily kill all...

What do hygiene products do?

Antiseptic: An agent used in or on the body to prevent infection
Disinfection: An agent or process which destroys micro-organisms, but not usually bacterial spores: It does not necessarily kill all micro-organisms, but reduces them to a level which is harmful neither to health nor to the quality of perishable goods
Sterilisation: An agent or process that destroys or removes 100% of all micro-organisms

 

Do you know your disinfection standards?

Disinfectants must meet EN standards to claim effectiveness against different microbes. For example, if a product only carries the bactericidal standard you have no guarantee it is effective against viruses or fungi.

Make sure the disinfectant product you choose is fit for your needs and effective.  Please note, there are additional standards for medical level disinfection.
 

EN Disinfection Standards:

EN 1276 - Bactericidal

EN 14476 - Virucidal

EN 13704 - Sporicidal

EN 1275 - Fungicidal

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EN 1276 is the European test method for bactericidal activity in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas and the specification states a 5-log reduction (99.999%) must be achieved. EN 13727 is the equivalent for medical areas.

Virucidal disinfectants have been tested against viruses under specific conditions of temperatures and contact time. EN 14476 is the European test used to confirm virucidal activity, and the specification states a 4-log reducton (99.99%) must be achieved.

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