Office Germs spread Office Illnesses
Arizona Study finds offices are germ cafeterias
Study shows that office workers are exposed to more germs at your desk than toilet seat germs
University of Arizona research found germs on typical office tools.
- Desk Phone Germs - 25,127 germs per square inch
- Computer Keyboards Germs - 3,295 per square inch
- Computer Mouse Germs - 1,676 per square inch
Fight Office Germs
80% of Colds or Flu Virus are caught by touching a shared surface!
Just consider all of the shared surface items that office workers touch every day.
Germs are spread off each harmless office item, using the office workers as a germ distribution system!
Office workers need to consider shared surface germs in common office items: microwave door handle germs, coffeepot germs, water cooler germs, Copier germs, Door Handle Germs.
When office workers are infected with the flu or a cold, shared surfaces they touch become germ transfer points.
Some cold and flu viruses have been known to survive on shared surfaces for 72 hours
Fight Back. Choose Germ Defense products to keep your office safe!
- Clean off germs- Routine Cleaning with Phone Wipes, keyboard wipes
- Clean Off Common Spaces- Station pop-up surface disinfectants wipes near high use shared surfaces
What germs does Viraguard kill?
Viraguard EPA and FDA Kill claims
The ATCC or American Type-Culture Collection numbers indicate reference cultures for testing purposes when establishing the effectiveness of Viraguard.
Don't believe other competitors who make claims, but can't identify the ATCC # that was used for the test. True test results will always have the organism referenced by ATCC number
ViraGuard Bacteria Kill Claims:
- Salmonella choleraesuis, ATCC #10708
- Commonly causes diarrhea, but can cause severe disease in elderly and immune compromised
- Staphylococcus aureus, ATCC #6538
- Staph Infection
- Pseudomonus aeruginosa, ATCC #15442
- "Hot tub rash" severe, potentially fatal, respiratory disease in cystic fibrosis and elderly
- Streptococcus pyogenes, ATCC #49399, #19615
- Strep throat
- Escherichia coli, Strain 0157, ATCC #43895
- "Fast food", "spinach", etc.. ecoli , severe sometimes fatal, kidney infections
- Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), ATCC #51299
- Hospital acquired infection, "anti biotic resistant super bug"
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), ATCC #33593
- Hospital Acquired (MRSA-HA) "anti-biotic resistant super bug"
Community Aqcuired (MRSA-CA) "anti-biotic resistant super bug"
ViraGuard Virus Kill Claims:
- Hepatitis A
- HEP A
- Hepatitis B
- HEP B
- Hepatitis C
- HEP C
- (AIDS virus)
- Herpes simplex type 2, ATCC# VR539
- Genital Herpes
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV), ATCC #VR538
- Typically cold like symptoms, but can be very dangerous for pregnant women and immune compromised
- Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), ATCC #VR26
- Severe Respiratory infection in infants and children under 2 years of age, can require hospitalization
- Rotavirus (SA-11; Group A)
- Severe Gastrointestinal infection (diarrhea) in young children, can require hospitalization
- Influenza type A, ATCC #VR544
- Seasonal Flu, pandemic flu, avian flu, Swine Flu
- Adenovirus, ATCC #VR846
- diarrhea, eye infections, respiratory infections
ViraGuard Tuberculosis Kill Claims:
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis
ViraGuard Fungus Kill Claims:
- Trichophyton, ATCC #9533
- Athlete's Foot , Nail Fungus
What is Viraguard?
Viraguard is an FDA and EPA registered Sanitizer / Disinfectant / Cleaner
What does One Step Clean and Disinfect mean?
Combination disinfecting and cleaning products can be tested for germicidal efficacy in one of two ways.
Testing can be done on the organism without an organic load present, or in the presence of a minimum 5% organic load. Where testing is done without an organic load present, the EPA requires that the product label specify that cleaning and disinfection are two separate steps.
Where testing is done in the presence of the required organic load, the EPA permits the product label to designate cleaning and disinfection in a single step.
Heavy soil and contamination must always be removed first, regardless of the product being used.
Decontamination of an HIV infected surface always requires a pre-cleaning step prior to the use of any disinfecting and/or disinfecting and cleaning product.
Viraguard was tested in the presence of a 5% organic load and therefore is designated as a One Step Clean and Disinfect product.
How many Viraguard Hospital Disinfectant Towelettes will I use compared with the competition?
Because Viraguard Hospital Disinfectant Towelettes can be used for a One Step Clean and Disinfect process,
you will need to use fewer Viraguard towelettes than you will use with most other brands that are not EPA registered as a one step product.
It is a violation of Federal Law to use an EPA registered disinfectant product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. We encourage our customers to read all label directions and to follow the printed instructions for use of Viraguard and all disinfectants.
Is Viraguard safe for use on most surfaces?
The EPA does not permit any disinfectant to be declared safe since by definition a disinfectant kills organisms on the surface being treated.
Viraguard is compatible with a wide variety of hard surface materials, including those found in the environments where the product is most likely to be used.
If there is a question about compatibility it is always a good idea to test Viraguard on an inconspicuous area before application over a broader surface.
Viraguard does not contain any quaternary ammonium compounds, phenols, chlorine, glutaraldehyde, acids, or caustic soda.
Viraguard is non-staining, and deodorizes the surfaces that it cleans and disinfects.
What if Viraguard gets on my hands?
The same formula that is EPA registered as Viraguard Hospital Disinfectant / Cleaner & Instrument Presoak, is also FDA drug listed (NDC 64046-104-16) as an Antimicrobial Handwipe.
The EPA recognizes the low toxicity of Viraguard and therefore does not require any language on the label that suggests that the product should be washed off or otherwise removed from the hands.
Should I still be wearing gloves when disinfecting using Viraguard ?
When cleaning and disinfecting an area that may contain harmful organisms it is always a good idea to wear gloves to prevent cross contamination between patients or between patients and staff.
Cleaning and disinfecting areas that are suspected to have been contaminated by HIV-1, the AIDS virus, require that full precautions be taken in the cleanup process, including gloves, gown, mask and/or eye coverings.
What is the difference between Viraguard Hospital Disinfectant / Cleaner & Instrument Presoak, and Viraguard Hospital Surface Disinfectant Towelettes?
Viraguard Hospital Surface Disinfectant Towelettes contain a pre-measured amount of Viraguard Hospital Disinfectant / Cleaner & Instrument Presoak in each pop-up wipe.
Who makes Viraguard and where can I buy it?
Viraguard is a registered trademark of its manufacturer, Veridien Corporation, which for over a decade has been making disinfecting and antimicrobial products for professional and personal use. Viraguard can be purchased from CleanerToday.
Viraguard is the active ingredient in the Veridien line of Surface Disinfectants and Personal Sanitizing Wipes and Sprays.
What pathogens are Viraguard effective against?
Viraguard is a broad-spectrum medium level disinfectant.
It is effective against gram negative and gram-positive bacteria, including resistant strains such as MRSA and VRE, encapsulated bacteria such as Tuberculosis, Trichophyton Mentagrophytes the fungus responsible for the spread of Athletes Foot, and viruses such as HIV and Herpes.
Viraguard liquid Disinfectant / Cleaner & Instrument Presoak has also been tested and proven effective against other viruses, including Influenza, Rotavirus, Adenovirus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, and Cytomegalovirus.