Steril-eeze, the alcohol-free hand and surface hypochlorous sanitiser, commissioned microbiologist Professor Val Edwards-Jones to video test her grocery and takeaway delivery for the presence of micro-organisms such as viruses and bacteria, and found them at varying levels on most items. She found that plastic and glass packaging on the grocery delivery were the worst culprits for harbouring micro-organisms, with the plastic pots in the takeaway also scoring the highest levels.
Professor Edwards-Jones used an ATP machine, a method commonly employed in food hygiene testing which measures the presence of micro-organisms using units of light, to test the packaging, then sprayed with Steril-eeze, left to dry for 5 minutes and then retested with the ATP machine. The amount of micro-organisms on some of the packaging initially scored readings of well over 50 units of light which indicates contamination, but showed a 2-log, or 99%, reduction on the products delivered after spraying with Steril-eeze.
Says Professor Val Edwards-Jones, “Although we’re all on lockdown, we still need to be careful with home deliveries, as the results of our tests show, particularly with plastic packaging. However, if you get into a routine of spraying packaging with a hypochlorous sanitiser such as Steril-eeze, then leaving for 5 minutes to dry, you can pretty much eliminate any micro-organisms present on the packaging, or certainly reduce the amount to under 50 units of light which is negligible for contamination. The results using Steril-eeze are particularly good, bearing in mind I carried out these tests at home in a non-sterile kitchen rather than under formal lab conditions. Hypochlorous is the ingredient commonly used to sanitise commercial food preparation areas so it’s a good choice both for hands, surfaces and packaging in the home.”
Hypochlorous Acid (HOCI) has long been used in commercial food preparation areas, wound care in hospitals and as a clinical disinfectant in UK dental surgeries and swimming pools, and recent advances in engineering technology have enabled its production as a hand and surface sanitiser.
HOCI is naturally occurring in the human body and is one of the most powerful biological oxidants generated by our white blood cells, playing an important role in the immune system, fighting off infection. Steril-eeze replicates the body’s own production of HOCI, and when sprayed onto hands or surfaces, it kills viruses and bacteria quickly and effectively.
Steril-eeze is scientifically tested to kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses on hands (BS EN 1500) and surfaces (EN14476 and EN1276) and was found to be just as effective as alcohol sanitisers. Containing a high concentration of hypochlorous 300 ppm (parts per million), Steril-eeze is the benchmark for alcohol-free sanitisers.
Who can use Steril-eeze?
Steril-eeze can be used by everyone (including children), on hands, face, surfaces and packaging. It’s kind to hands and tough on surfaces.
How to use
Spray 4 – 6 times onto dry hands, rub together ensuring all areas of the hands have been covered, and let skin dry naturally.
Spray onto surfaces and packaging and leave for 5 minutes. Steril-eeze is quick-drying, non-sticky, and is available in 3 different sizes:
50 ml RRP £2.49. 100 ml RRP £3.99. 250 ml RRP £7.49
For stockist details and more information go to www.sterileeze.com