Pivotal help in Water Scarcity
Chlorine Dioxide disinfectant can empower water-stressed communities to meet critical needs.
Use as a disinfectant is versatile and simple via a refillable spray bottle provided to each person. Facilitates easier sanitation.
Spray bottles are convenient, portable, easy to remember.
Spraying is quicker than applying gels or wipes.
People more likely to disinfect after minor issues (face touching, small cough, etc.) more frequently when it doesn't require going to a sink.
Safe, multi-purpose disinfectant for skin, clothes, surfaces, air, and PPE. (Also for water and rinsing foods, at low concentrations.)
Note: Consistency is same as water. If cleaning oily surface, soap or alcohol should also be used.
Intense kill of pathogens with comparatively little water.
Much less expensive than alcohols, and milder on skin.
Safe to inhale at low concentrations.
Economical and practical.
Initial individual cost: USD $1.50 basic spray bottle, or $6 sustained-pressure spray bottle, or $15 pump-up spray bottle.
$6 opaque 25-litre jug; or $22 opaque 200-L barrel;
or $250 community mixing station.
Ongoing cost: $0.70 / gallon for refill solution, or <$1 / gallon for solution-generating tablets. Powders also available.
Spray bottle reduces product waste compared to using bottle with cap.
Transportation costs: At least 85% lower than bleach, because less chemical is needed.
When sprayed into air, will help sanitize air and surfaces where it lands.
Potentially highly valuable for multi-generational and crowded homes.
Businesses, schools and healthcare centers can operate more safely.
Convenient enough to become a routine practice that reduces contagion from non-symptomatic individuals.
Decreases amount of pathogens that patients must fight in sick rooms.
Can reduce hospital crowding by making home environments safer for isolation.
Kills more pathogens, rapidly.
Highly effective against an exceptionally broad range of viruses, bacteria, molds & fungi.
Disinfection is rapid and powerful, so even brief contact kills many germs.
Very low concentrations can kill pathogens in water & reduce food spoilage.
Penetrates biofilms to kill pathogens more deeply than other disinfectants.
Almost no organisms can build up resistance.
It is potent, so much less chemical is needed and transport is easier. Disinfecting solution can be easily made using local water.
Only 10-20% as much chemical is required for the same effectiveness as bleach (sodium hypochlorite).
Less affected by organic contaminants and pH variations.
Less wasting due to expiration after mixing. Various solutions are effective 5-14 days (versus only 1-2 days for bleach).
Basic training enables simple, safe mixing by local people.
Unlike bleach, creates no cancer-causing byproducts.
Less waste from disposable bottles and wipes.
Individuals can refill spray bottles or exchange for newly refilled; or individuals can use tablets to make fresh solution.
Disinfecting reactions result mostly in inert chemicals.