A hospital-grade, commercial disinfectant formulation approved by the EPA.
PROXITANE® AHC has been granted approval for use against SARS-CoV-2 — the virus strain that causes COVID-19 — by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It has been granted EPA Registration Number 68660-11 as a disinfectant for use against SARS-CoV-2.
Proxitane AHC is a concentrated liquid, commercial disinfectant, composed of peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide, effective against a broad range of bacteria, viruses, and fungi including Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Vesicular Stomatitis Virus, Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome Virus, Influenza A Virus, Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus, Rhinovirus Type 37, Infectious Bursal Disease Virus, Newcastle Disease Virus, and Avian Influenza Virus (H3N2).
COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2. Proxitane AHC kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Rhinovirus Type 37 on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Normally, when an infected person breathes, talks, laughs, coughs or sneezes, a range of different sizes of droplets containing the virus are expelled. Many of these droplets are larger (10 microns and up) and will drop to the ground fairly quickly, due to gravity. This is the usual way the virus is spread: through direct contact with those droplets, either because you are standing within six feet of the person or because you touched a surface that still has those droplets.
However, most of the particles are smaller, under 5 microns in size. These smaller droplets, referred to as “aerosols,” are buoyant, allowing them to stay in the air longer. They can spread 27 feet or more through the air. While not as common as direct contact, this airborne method of contracting COVID-19 is a little harder to protect against. (Morganstern, J. “Aerosols, Droplets and Airborne Spread: Everything you could possibly want to know.” Updated April 22, 2020. Accessed 04/28/20. https://first10em.com/aerosols-droplets-and-airborne-spread/)
Proxitane AHC has been specially formulated with a detergent for excellent cleaning and contact with surfaces spanning plastic, stainless steel, linoleum, vinyl, glazed porcelain and glass. It breaks down to vinegar and water. Peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide, the primary ingredient in Proxitane AHC, are included on the EPA safer choice chemical list (https://www.epa.gov/saferchoice).