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EPA adds Vital Oxide to list of known disinfectants effective on COVID-19

On March 26, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently expanded its List N, which includes products that have been proven to kill SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Among the additions to the list is Vital Oxide, a powerful but gentle hospital disinfectant designed to be a powerhouse germ killer and available with us.

Vital Oxide

As shortages in other sanitizers and disinfectants continue, the addition of Vital Oxide to List N is a crucial step in people’s ability to have the proper resources to continue to fight COVID-19. But, with all this new recognition and interest in Vital Oxide, there understandably are some questions.

What is Vital Oxide?

Vital Oxide is unlike many traditional cleaners, not relying on harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach, ammonia or other harmful solvents to kill germs. It's also odorless, nontoxic and noncorrosive, meaning it’s safe for use on wood, metal or even fabric.

Vital Oxide’s active ingredient, chlorine dioxide, has been used as a water sanitizer for decades and is extremely safe for use – so safe, in fact, that you can spray it and eat on a cleaned surface immediately after its contact time, which is five minutes for SARS-CoV-2.

In addition to being safe, Vital Oxide’s germ-killing power is long-lasting. An exact timeline will fluctuate, but depending on the surface and how much it is used or touched, it can go up to seven days before reapplication is needed to ensure efficacy.

However, you certainly aren’t required to wait that long, as the odorless, nontoxic and noncorrosive formula of Vital Oxide won’t harm you, your family or your home no matter how often you use it. But, when it comes to conservation, Vital Oxide is still effective with a diluted ratio of up to 9:1 – however, for the best clean, we recommend using it the first time without dilution.

Best ways to sanitize & dis-infect

However, WE KNOW CLEAN – and are always looking for ways to help you keep your spaces sanitized, which is why we’ve put together a few temporary solutions to get the job done quick and done right.

Also.....for interior requirements, you can still create your own disinfectant wipes by using Vital Oxide on a roll of paper towels or loose towels and you’ll get the job done just as well.

More information on Vital Oxide.
Vital Oxide is an EPA-registered disinfectant cleaner, mold killer and odor eliminator. For the individual, eady to use with no mixing required, just spray, from the bottle.
Vital Oxide kills 99.999% of bacteria, including eColi, Salmonella, Noro Virus, Parvo, Distemper and Tuberculosis. In addition, the EPA just added Vital Oxide to its List N, which is a list of products that have been proven to kill SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Vital Oxide is one of our top-selling detergents to sanitize and disinfect in many different settings. Frequently applied using a victory sprayer, it evaporates quickly to leave only common table salt behind and is also safe to use in confined spaces or high-traffic areas, like classrooms and offices.
Vital Oxide is also used by hospitals and food preparation facilities, where thorough disinfection is critical. It’s easy to use and requires no rinsing, meaning it can be quickly applied to make surfaces safe for use. Plus, Vital Oxide can be used on nearly any surface – including fabrics and carpets – penetrating deep to clean porous surfaces like wood and concrete.
Chemically, Vital Oxide attaches to molecules and causes oxidation, breaking down cell walls and permanently destroying bacteria, viruses and molds. This is also what makes Vital Oxide a great deodorizing treatment – it attaches to the particles that cause odors and eliminates them, getting rid of foul smells forever.