Selectrocide Disinfectant (EPA/FDA Registration #74986-5) is ultra-pure chlorine dioxide. It is a hard surface, hospital grade disinfectant. This remarkable biocide is an effective sanitizer, disinfectant, tuberculocide, virucide*, fungicide, algaecide, general-purpose antimicrobial and cleaner for use in a wide range of applications, including but not limited to: hospitals; medical and veterinary facilities;wineries, breweries;laboratories and other clinical settings;restaurants and greenhouses/horticultural settings.
Chlorine dioxide is a stable free radical, and functions as an oxidative rather than a chlorinating reaction. Chlorine dioxide’s oxidative power allows it to attack the cell walls, creating breaches. These breaches cause leakage of the cell contents, ultimately cutting off the supply of the cell’s nutrients thus killing it. In contrast, current traditional disinfection methods are designed to poison the microorganisms. But as the microorganisms build resistance and become immune to the poison, new and stronger products have to be developed.
Selectrocide Disinfectant destroys the invisible, protective layer known as bio-film and quickly kills the microorganisms which hide and thrive under this protective coating. Traditional disinfection products are unable to quickly penetrate the biofilm and because of this, they are ineffective.