DISINFECTANT WIPES EXPLAINED
ALL PURPOSE DISINFECTANT WIPES
Disinfectant wipes quickly and effectively clean, shine and disinfect all washable surfaces in household and industrial use. Wipes with disinfectant attack multiple surfaces and messes with one efficient wipe. Disinfecting wipes can kill 99.9% of viruses* and are used in high-traffic areas like bathrooms, restaurant tables, break rooms and workout facilities. Disinfectant wipes are also great for hot spots like light switches, keyboards, doorknobs and phones. These wipes are also tough on common allergens, grease, grime and soap scum.
How disinfectant wipes are made
What does disinfecting mean?
Disinfectants are similar to tiny chemical soldiers that are trained to deactivate and destroy microorganisms on inert surfaces. An inert surface is not chemically reactive, has no ability to react, or does not produce a chemical reaction. Disinfectants are used to rapidly kill bacteria by destroying the cell wall of microbes or interfering with their metabolism. More technically, disinfectants kill off bacteria by damaging the proteins, causing the outer layers of the bacteria cell to rupture, resulting in the DNA material to subsequently leak out. Disinfectants kill viruses, bacteria and fungi. Disinfectants are extremely effective for keeping hard surfaces free of COVID19. You can learn more about disinfecting from the CDC Here.
What is the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting?
Sanitizing is considered mild when compared to disinfecting and used most of the time to clean things that are in human contact. Whereas disinfectants are concentrated and used to clean surfaces like floors and building premises. Disinfecting kills more germs than sanitizing. Disinfectants are frequently used in hospitals, dental surgeries, kitchens, and bathrooms to kill infectious organisms. You can learn more abot sanitizing your home from the CDC here.
What is the difference between disinfecting and sterilizing?
Disinfecting is less effective than sterilization, which is an extreme physical or chemical process that kills all types of life. Sterilization is the complete destruction of all microscopic life on a surface. Hospitals use sterilization on surgical tools. Chemical sterilization is too hazardous is too hazardous for public use but their are "autoclaves" which is pressurized steam sterilization. Medical offices, dental offices and salons are some facilities that use autoclaves for utensils that come in contact with the human body. Larger areas like table tops or foot spas do not fit into an autoclave and need to be disinfected instead. You can learn more from the CDC Here.
What is fungi?
Fungi is a larger more complex multicellular organism that comes in many different shapes. Fungi can reproduce both sexually and asexually. In the form of yeast, mold, or mildew, Fungi are found just about anywhere, including in water, plants trees and water. Some types live on human skin. Fungi thrive in cool moist areas like basements and between walls, especially near water sources. We recommend using a disinfectant spray like Victoria Bay, Clorox with bleach or Lysol all purpose cleaner. You can learn more about fungi from the CDC Here.
What is bacteria?
Bacteria is the oldest single cell organisms to date which come in three distinct shapes (round, spiral and rod shape) and smaller in size than fungi. Bacteria does not need a host to grow and do not reproduce, instead one bacteria splits into two bacteria. Bacteria can live in almost every imaginable environment, including in or on the human body. But only a few different bacteria can cause infections in humans. These bacteria are referred to as pathogenic bacteria. Vega disinfectant wipes kill bacteria. You can also use a disinfectant spray like Victoria Bay, Clorox with bleach or Lysol all purpose cleaner. You can learn more from the CDC about bacteria here.
What is a virus?
Viruses are similar to bacteria, they are very diverse single cell microorganism In size viruses are even smaller than bacteria. Unlike bacteria, viruses are parasitic and need tissue or living cells to grow. This means they can infiltrate the cells of your body and use them to grow and multiply. Viruses also kill the hosts cells as part of their life cycle. You can learn more about viruses from the CDC Here.
What is antibacterial?
Antibacterials are used on the skin to combat bacteria (not viruses) on the outside of the body. They are common in soaps and alcohol sprays. Saliva is antibacterial which is why mouth wounds heal quickly. Antibacterial soap is the best soap to use before surgeries and medical procedures.
What are antiseptics?
Antiseptics are also used on your skin and contain microorganisms that work to prevent viruses, bacteria and fungi from developing outside your body.Antiseptics are normally used in hospitals and other medical settings to reduce the risk of infection during surgery and other procedures.
What are antibiotics?
Antibiotics are used inside the body and have no effect against viruses. Antibiotics are used to fight internal infections will not help prevent or treat viruses (COVID-19)