How to Use ProVetLogic products as Hospital Grade Disinfectants
We have been monitoring the EPA and CDC web-sites for input on how to deal with environmental infection control, in case the Ebola Virus in Texas happens to spread. Unfortunately, the EPA generally does not allow us to make direct claims against a specific organism, unless it is proven so.
They have, in the past, fined companies for making a direct unproven claim. EPA is also looking aggressively for misleading claims for enforcement actions. The CDC, on the other hand, publishes recommendations for prevention and control for healthcare facilities to follow, when no other procedures exist. Recently, the CDC has published an “Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus. Interim_Guidance_for_Environmental_Infection_Control_in_Hospitals_for_Ebola
See also https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/environmental-infection-control-in-hospitals.html that provides some good insight on how to maintain an acceptable environment against the virus. In the guidance, they specifically state: From the CDC website:
Use a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered hospital disinfectant
Use a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered hospital disinfectant with a label claim for a non-enveloped virus (e.g., norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, poliovirus) to disinfect environmental surfaces in rooms of patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus infection.
Although there are no products with specific label claims against the Ebola virus, enveloped viruses such as Ebola are susceptible to a broad range of hospital disinfectants used to disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces. In contrast, non-enveloped viruses are more resistant to disinfectants. As a precaution, selection of a disinfectant product with a higher potency than what is normally required for an enveloped virus is being recommended at this time. EPA-registered hospital disinfectants with label claims against non-enveloped viruses (e.g., norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, poliovirus) are broadly antiviral and capable of inactivating both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses.
With this in mind, the following hospital grade disinfectants, offered by ProVetLogic, that are proven effective against one or more of the mentioned viruses above can be used to meet the CDC’s recommendations.
ProVetLogic Spray & Wipe Disinfectant:Best RTU (ready to use) for disinfection of high-touch surfaces; effective against Rotavirus, Norovirus.
ProVetLogic Animal Facility Disinfectant: Best concentrate for floors, walls, doors, bathrooms; Effective against norovirus, adenovirus, rotavirus.