Cleaning Green with Annihilyte®
What is Annihilyte®?
Annihilyte® is a powerful ready-to-use broad spectrum tuberculocidal disinfectant cleaner that destroys the germ’s cell wall completely, preventing germs from becoming resistant. Annihilyte® has been proven effective against a broad range of dangerous bacteria, viruses and spores, without the hazardous and toxic chemicals found in traditional products. The active ingredient, Hypochlorous Acid, is used naturally by the human body, making it great for the environment and use around people. We at Annihilare Medical Systems have developed a process that allows you to focus on the success of your facility and not the negatives found in outdated methods of cleaning.
Annihilyte® is a non-irritating (skin, eye or respiratory) solution that breaks down entirely into salt water, offering the perfect replacement for harsh, poisonous chemicals. There are no skull and cross bones on our product. It is EPA Toxicity Category IV, which is the lowest category given to an EPA registered disinfectant. To illustrate this, “if water could be registered with the EPA as a disinfectant, it would carry the same toxicity category.”
What Does Tuberculocidal Mean?
Potency against Mycobacterium tuberculosis has been recognized by the CDC as a substantial benchmark. However, the tuberculocidal claim is used only as a benchmark to measure germicidal potency. Tuberculosis is not transmitted via environmental surfaces, but rather by the airborne route. Accordingly, use of such products on environmental surfaces plays no role in preventing the spread of tuberculosis. However, because mycobacteria have among the highest intrinsic levels of resistance among vegetative bacteria, viruses and fungi, any pathogens including such less-resistant organisms as blood-borne pathogens (e.g. HBV, HCV and HIV). It is this broad-spectrum capability, rather than the product’s specific potency against mycobacteria, that is the basis for protocols and regulations dictating use of tuberulocidal chemicals for surface infection. In other words, it encompasses a broad spectrum of germs under its claim.
Meets OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standards
According to the CDC, OSHA develops workplace standards to help ensure healthful working conditions in places of employment. In 1991, OSHA published Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; final rule [29CFR Part 1910.1030] (A-5). This standard it designed to help prevent occupational exposures to blood or other potentially infectious substances. Under this standard, OSHA has interpreted that, to decontaminate contaminated work surfaces, either an EPA-registered hospital tuberculocidal disinfectant or and EPA-registered hospital disinfectant labeled as effective against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is appropriate.
How Annihilyte® Kills Germs
In the human body, the process is called ‘Phagocytosis’. From Ancient Greek (phagein), meaning “to devour”, (kytos) , meaning “cell”, and -osis, meaning “process”. So, Phagocytosis is the process by which a cell—often a phagocyte —engulfs a solid particle (bacteria, virus or spore) to form an internal vesicle known as a phagosome. It then releases hypochlorous acid into the germ, creating irreversible damage to the cell’s biopolymers (internal components of the cell). Once the damage it done, the cell is rendered inert (much like a boiled egg) and the cell wall ruptures. On hard surfaces, the same thing happens when Annihilyte® enters the germ. The cell wall is totally destroyed, leaving no trace of the germ and eliminates the ability for it to become resistant [See figure 1.b].
How Annihilyte® is Produced
The Annihilyte® solution is made by temporarily modifying the properties of water into solutions which can be used to destroy microorganisms, neutralize chemical agents, purify water and clean surfaces. Annihilyte® is an activated aqueous solution of sodium chloride (NACL or table salt) produced by passing weak salt brine through an electrolytic cell and temporarily changing the properties of the salt water into a powerful oxidizing agent exhibiting highly effective antimicrobial properties [See figure 1.a].
How Annihilyte® Will Save You Money
Annihilyte® cleans, disinfects, sanitizes and deodorizes, eliminating the need for multiple products. Many workplace infections or issues occur because most products are not effectively cleaning the surfaces, to allow full effect of the disinfection process. Many professionals and insurance companies are teaming up to lower the incident rate of infections and transmission of disease, because it costs way more to treat than to prevent. In the hospital setting, the CDC estimates that effective infection control programs could prevent up to 70 percent of infections. “This can translate into potential savings nationwide of up to $31.5 billion of the $45 billion expenditures attributed to HAIs.” No matter if you are a Medical Professional, Day Care Director or a School Administrator, doing it right the first time is more beneficial than correcting a mistake.
Tradition products with ingredients like bleach, isopropyl alcohol, quaternary ammonium compounds or aerosol sprays are highly corrosive or they leave undesired residues on surfaces. Discoloration and corrosion to equipment requires the need for replacement, which can cost thousands of unnecessary dollars. Your facility is a major investment and we want to help you use a more effective cleaning agent, while prolonging the life of your equipment, countertops, floors and anything else that would be damaged by other caustic chemicals.
Benefits of Annihilyte®
- Environmentally Responsible and Biodegradable
- No Hazmat or Special Disposal Procedures
- Cleans, Deodorizes and Disinfects
- No Rinse Required on Food Contact Surfaces
- Meets OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standards