Disinfecting your commercial or industrial facility, or even your residence, requires using disinfection products found on the EPA’s List N. These products have been rigorously evaluated to ensure they effectively kill all strains and variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) when used according to manufacturer-supplied directions found on the product label. Here is a brief overview of the EPA, its registration process, and the effectiveness of Decon7 (D7).
The EPA and its Registration Process
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in 1970 by President Richard Nixon to consolidate federal research, monitoring, and enforcement activities in a single [government] agency. The “EPA’s mission is to protect human health by safeguarding the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land on which we live” (EPA). On December 2, this year, the EPA will celebrate 51 years of safeguarding human health and the environment.
In 2020, the organization reviewed manufacturer-supplied data for effectiveness and safety of disinfection products, subsequently releasing List N: Disinfectants for use Against SARS-CoV-2, including all agency-approved disinfectants. Once the EPA approves the product, whether new or existing, the manufacturer can make label claims about its effectiveness at killing harmful pathogens.
EPA registration includes a rigorous multi-step process that involves focus meetings, case development, and review decisions. A scientific evaluation of the efficacy and safety of the product is also included so you can be assured the manufacturer’s public claims are accurate. Both the manufacturer and the public have opportunities to participate. The products are then reviewed continuously to determine whether they meet the FIFRA standard for registration (EPA).
EPA-Registered Disinfection Products
Decon7 disinfection products are registered not only with the United States Environmental Protection Agency but, in response to the ongoing pandemic, on the EPA’s List N. The products have been proven effective at killing COVID-19, along with the virus’s varied strains, when used according to the label directions.
The label will include safety information, mixing instructions, and the minimum recommended contact time. In addition, it will include instructions for a potable water rinse, should it be used to sanitize food handling and storage establishments.
D7 has many advantages over other disinfectants in that it has demonstrated a 99.9999% log kill rate and can be applied to nonporous surfaces as a foam, fog, or spray. However, specialized equipment such as cold foggers, mixing stations, and air compressors may be required depending on your preferred application method.
Decon7 is an excellent choice for various industries. That includes but is certainly not limited to public safety, entertainment venues, and commercial or industrial facilities. It can also be used in residences. Additional benefits of D7 include:
- Short contact time
- Available in various volumes
- No scrubbing required for product efficacy
- Unique formulation that simultaneously cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes
- It can be used on nonporous surfaces in commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential areas
Trust Decon7 Commercial Disinfectant Products
Tact Clean is proud to offer commercial, industrial, and municipal facilities with EPA-registered Decon7. We offer D7 in various volumes, from four to 520 gallons, along with all the disinfecting equipment you need to promote healthy living or working environments. Associated equipment includes mixing stations, air compressors, disinfection carts, and fogging machines. For more information on product benefits or pricing, or how to start using D7 for commercial disinfection, contact us today at (480) 335-6393.
“About List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19).” United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Decon7 Team. “What Does EPA Registered Disinfectant Mean?” Decon7, August 11, 2021.
“Milestones in EPA and Environmental History: December 2, 1970, Official Formation of EPA.” United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“The Origins of EPA.” United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).