Ecolab's AdvaCare Disinfectant to Receives EPA Emerging Viral Pathogen Claim
Thursday, June 4, 2020
ECOLAB’S ADVACARE DISINFECTANT IS THE FIRST LAUNDRY DISINFECTANT AND OXIDIZER TO RECEIVE U.S. EPA EMERGING VIRAL PATHOGEN CLAIM THAT CAN BE USED AGAINST SARS-COV-21, THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES COVID-19
From table linens at a favorite restaurant to linen we rest and heal on in hospitals and hotels, we all have a new sense and heightened awareness of the potential risks in our day-to-day lives. As we cautiously rebuild the new normal, we’ll demand a higher standard of clean — one that goes above and beyond the status quo, with complete disinfection.
In times of public health ambiguity, the commercial laundry industry plays a vital role in creating cleaner, safer, healthier environments. By ensuring comprehensive infection prevention and disinfection processes throughout your entire wash process, you’ll elevate credibility with your customers.
Approved by the EPA for use against emerging pathogens (such as the virus that causes COVID-19), AdvaCare Disinfectant is an added layer of protection on linen, offering peace of mind to help restore patient and consumer confidence as businesses start to reopen.
The current U.S. EPA - approved master label for AdvaCare Disinfectant (EPA Reg. No. 1677-193) now contains use directions for emerging viral pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2, and Clostridium difficile (newly named Clostridioides difficile) at an attainable daily use level for all textiles laundered in a commercial laundry. The disinfectant is listed on the EPA’s website for products that can be used against SARS-CoV-2.
In addition to having the Emerging Pathogen Claim, AdvaCare Disinfectant has kill claims against thirteen microorganisms of concern, including C. difficile. It also outperforms chlorine and peroxide for disinfecting, whiteness, extending linen life, sustainability, and overall effectiveness.
With a commitment to doing our part to protect public health, we continue to evolve our complete disinfection program to meet tomorrow’s challenges by leading the industry in innovation, thought leadership, safety, sustainability, cutting-edge technology and world-class service.
Partner with Ecolab to create cleaner, safer, healthier spaces – because patient and consumer safety starts in the laundry. Contact us today to learn more about adding an extra layer of protection with AdvaCare Disinfectant.
1AdvaCare Disinfectant has demonstrated effectiveness against Clostridioides difficile, a spore forming organism, on laundered fabric [linen]. Spores are the most difficult form of microorganism to kill according to the hierarchy of microorganisms and their resistance to disinfectants. Therefore, AdvaCare Disinfectant can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Clostridioides difficile when added as a disinfecting agent at a rate of 5 fluid ounces per 100 pounds of dry laundry at 160°F and laundry is treated for a minimum of 6 minutes. Refer to the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for additional information.