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Why antimicrobial protection is important

It is now widely acknowledged that the environment and surfaces are a significant source of microbiological contamination and is considered as a major vehicle for harmful microorganisms to cause infection and cross-infection.

Bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts contaminate surfaces and in fact can form bio-films that are extremely resilient to hygiene processes i.e. cleaning and disinfection. Harmful microorganisms can be transferred by cross-contamination via touch or air in the form of aerosols (in water droplets) or generally as single cells or “clumps”.

Aerial contamination is especially significant for viral infection but also for other infections such as those caused by spores such as Clostridium difficile. Bacteria can also be found in water systems such as E.coli and Pseudomonas.

Each species family of microorganisms can have its own unique mode of transmission and portal of entry. People with low immunity, the very young and very old can be especially vulnerable but there are a plethora of microorganisms “pathogens” that are capable of infecting any person.

Zoono products are based on the ‘Zoono Molecule’

A unique antimicrobial molecule that bonds to any surface and kills pathogens including bacteria, viruses, mould, algae and fungi.

When applied to a surface by spraying, wiping or ‘fogging’ Zoono leaves behind a mono-molecular layer that permanently bonds to the surface. These molecules are antimicrobial, silane-based polymers that covalently bond to the surface forming a barrier of positively charged microscopic pins.

The simplest analogy is that antimicrobial “spikes” are formed on the surface that are highly positively charged and as a result of this charge, the negatively charged molecular structure of microorganisms are attracted to the “spikes” and the cell wall and membrane is lysed; the organism is then killed and the process continues.

The positively charged microscopic pins attract and pierce negatively charged pathogens and rupture the cell walls. This causes the pathogen to break up with lethal effect. The layer of molecular antimicrobial pins carries on working for up to 30 days on surfaces. Routine cleaning can continue and does not disrupt the Zoono molecule or its antimicrobial activity.

Where to use Zoono

Any environments where germs are present and likely to pose a threat.

Zoono currently is successfully used in buildings, vehicles, shipping, homes and hospitals where there is a risk of infection. Routine liquid disinfectants only work when the surface is wet; once the disinfectant is wiped off or dried it is no longer capable of killing any further potentially harmful microorganisms that re-contaminate surfaces.

In fact, the surface becomes contaminated to the same levels as before disinfection within 1 – 2 hours!

Proven to remain active on skin for 24 hours*

Untreated vs. Zoono treated hands over 24 hours.

Coloured bars indicate pathogen growth on untreated hands.

Note: Virtually non-existent growth on treated hands.

*Full lab results available upon request

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