FAQ: ViroCLEAR Hand Sanitiser, Hospital Grade Surface Disinfectant, Sanitiser & Protectant Fogger
Please find below a range of frequently asked questions about our ViroCLEAR selection of products. If you have any other questions, you can email us on email@example.com or call 1300 783 113 and we would be happy to assist.
|ViroCLEAR Rapid Kill time|
|COVID-19||90 seconds in dirty conditions|
|SARs||90 seconds in dirty conditions|
|Rhinovirus||90 seconds in dirty conditions|
|Candida albicans||60 seconds in dirty conditions|
|Staphylococcus aureus||30 seconds in dirty conditions|
|Pseudomonas aeruginosa||30 seconds in dirty conditions|
|Salmonella choleraesuis||60 seconds in dirty conditions|
|Enterococcus hirae||30 seconds in dirty conditions|
|Escherichia coli||30 seconds in dirty conditions|
|Proteus vulgaris||30 seconds in dirty conditions|
ViroCLEAR has only 0.12% Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) as the active ingredient, which is why it is so unique. There are limits to its use which ViroCLEAR adhere to which is why only use 0.12% is used in the products, much as the same as eye lens solutions and nasal sprays use. Throat lozenges with therapeutic sore throat claims use 0.25% and are safe to use. We have done our due diligence of this effective anti-microbial active. In Europe and the US the limit of BKC allowed in products is a maximum of 0.12% as at this percentage it is determine safe, non-toxic and non-irritant. We are happy to supply information on these regulations from these regions. At present in Australia the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates the use of BKC and from our research no limits have been set at this stage.
BKC is not a banned substance. There are limits to its use which ViroCLEAR adhere to which is why we only use 0.12% in our products much as the same as eye lens solutions and nasal sprays use. Throat lozenges with therapeutic sore throat claims use 0.25% and are safe to use. We have done our due diligence of this effective anti-microbial active. In Europe and the US the limit of BKC allowed in products is a maximum of 0.12% as at this percentage it is determine safe, non-toxic and non-irritant. We are happy to supply information on these regulations from these regions. At present in Australia the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates the use of BKC and from our research no limits have been set at this stage.
The plants we have used in ViroCLEAR, which are chamomile and native lemon bush, have been chosen due to their moisturising and soothing skin qualities. These extracts also help in boosting the product’s efficacy against the germs and bacteria it kills. We can’t be 100% sure about skin sensitisation with any material natural or synthetic, so we suggest if you have sensitive skin to just do a small patch test on your skin for several days to see if any allergic reaction or sensitisation occurs. We have had many customers with this issue and nearly all of them have had no dermatological issues with ViroCLEAR.
The hand sanitiser is an extremely effective product. Unfortunately the TGA does not allow hand sanitiser to claim COVID kill claims. This due to the fact that people's hands would need to be infected with COVID-19 for testing purposes and this type of testing is not allowed and is unethical. We can however say that the surface disinfectant that has hospital grade ARTG approval with approved COVID-19 kill claims at 90 seconds has the same formula as the hand sanitiser.
Presently the testing on the foggers for COVID kill claims is being considered. The testing is extremely expensive and there is a wide variety of variants that could impact the study so at present we are looking for the best testing regime for our fogger products thus we do not have COVID kill claim for the fogger at this stage.
We enquired with the TGA here in Australia in regards to ViroCLEAR and its activity against all strains of COVID-19. They came back to us stating theoretically ViroCLEAR would kill all strains as they are all variants of the original COVID-19.
We have completed a time kill study on ViroCLEAR against COVID-19 under TGA protocols. The results were as follows. At 15 seconds we had 90% kill, at 60 seconds we had 99% kill, and at 90 seconds we had 99.99% kill. The TGA requires us to have a kill at 99.99%, hence we are allowed to claim “kills COVID in 90 seconds.”
At the present moment the TGA does not have an official protocol to test how long a surface disinfectant lasts on a surface due to the uncertainty of use. In other words rubbing, wiping, and hand traffic and if that traffic removes the disinfectant from the surface. We believe that ViroCLEAR should used once a surface has been touch by others to make sure to stay effectively clean.
Presently ViroCLEAR can only be used on hard surfaces for the claims it makes. It may work on clothes and soft furnishings but we can not guarantee it will work nor can we advise you to do that for the disinfection of COVID-19.
The hand sanitiser can be used in the hair to sanitise it without any issues.
ViroCLEAR is not registered as a product that can be used on animals at this stage. The active ingredient in ViroCLEAR is approved by the Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) as suitable to be used on animals and in veterinary clinics and some clinics already use it for cleaning their benches. We will soon have APVMA approval for use on animals but at present we can not recommend it.
Please contact the airline you are travelling with to determine if it is OK to take ViroCLEAR with you on the plane or in your luggage. Here is the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to help you with this query.
No it shouldn’t damage any surfaces as it has been formulated to be non-irritant, non-corrosive and non-toxic. It doesn’t contain chemicals such as ethanol, hydrogen peroxide or chlorine that will damage your surfaces after prolonged use.
Please spray ViroCLEAR on the surface and wait at least 90 seconds before wiping. The longer you leave it on the surface the better the activity will be and if left to dry which will take only a few minutes the surface will be fully protected and then you can wipe if required.
Yes ViroCLEAR is fragrance free. The lemon odour comes from the lemon bush extract that naturally has a lemon odour to it.
There are no restrictions on where we can ship ViroCLEAR as it does not contain any alcohol or flammables. If you order the Sanitiser & Protectant Fogger the delivery might take a little longer as it will need to be shipped standard post. Due to restrictions on aerosols they can only go via road.
Once a day to be most effective. Preferably after the business has closed for the day.