Frequently Asked Questions
How does the product work?
Put simply, when it comes into contact with a bacteria or virus the tiny electrical charge on the molecules causes an imbalance on the cell surface, breaking down it’s defences, allowing the Hypochlorous Acid active component in the solution to render it harmless.
For typical applications the product will perform at least 30 times faster than the best household bleach, plus it kills viruses, all without endangering anyone
Are there any toxic chemicals in the product?
No, not in the concentration in which it’s supplied.
The product complies with the requirements of the European Biocide Regulation EU528/2012 Product Types 1-5, which means it is deemed not to be harmful to humans, animals, or plants.
Further, the product has been tested to BS EN 901 as being fit for human consumption when used in public drinking water supply networks for disinfection purposes ONLY. The product is for external use ONLY, and absolutely NOT for direct internal consumption.
How effective is the product?
Tests in compliance with EU regulations show that the product is 99.995% effective at killing bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Will the product kill Coronavirus (Covid-19)?
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) is the latest strain in the Coronavirus family that includes SARS–CoV and MERS–CoV.
To date, no samples of Covid-19 have been made available for commercial testing, but in third party laboratory tests the active ingredient in DEW Disinfectant products Hypochlorous Acid has demonstrated effectiveness (99.9% inactivation) against Coronavirus strains from the same family as Covid-19, such as Bovine Coronavirus, SARS–CoV and MERS–CoV.
Based on the commonalities we would therefore expect DEW Disinfectant to be effective against the Covid-19 virus.
Conclusive scientific confirmation of this can only be achieved following testing against Covid-19 once the strain has been released by the relevant health authorities.
What happens if i inhale the product?
Nothing, no harm will come to you, your children or your animals.
Once DEW is in the air that you breathe it kills the bacteria, viruses, spores and pollen, so that it actually provides relief for those suffering from certain respiratory ailments.
What is the product's shelf life?
The product unopened should be used within 12 months of purchase, it will remain active for up to 6 months after opening.
Avoid storing it in a hot place, or leaving open to the air which will cause the product to degrade over a shorter period.