Why is this of benefit?
Disinfectants of which there are many, are important to control pathogenic or harmful microorganisms as if there are any on a surface which have the potential of causing infection, removing them by cleaning and killing them by disinfection minimises that risk. Many products contain both detergent and disinfectant and are termed sanitisers. Products containing powerful agents such as chlorine or more recently chlorine dioxide, have excellent microbicidal properties but can be damaging to surfaces and can have health & safety issues depending on their concentration.
When these products are applied they remove the pathogen but only at that point in time if the source of the pathogen remains the surface will re-contaminate after approximately 2 hours and with other potentially harmful (and non-harmful) microorganisms. Goldshield ® is not only microbicidal at point of use but also carry’s on protecting the surface, to a level minimising the risk of cross-contamination. Other disinfectants cannot provide this extended antimicrobial activity
Liquid Health and routine cleaning processes:
Liquid Health does not replace cleaning as this remains an important part of the process and as an acknowledgement of this we have a sanitiser in our range that both cleans and disinfects. A surface has to be visibly clean before the application of Liquid Health . The reason cleaning is important is that during the course of the day surfaces become “contaminated” and need to be cleaned to remove any solids and for aesthetic reasons. Moreover, if surfaces were not cleaned regularly preferably with microfiber and normal detergent, soiling such as body fat (the “smudge” we see on glass) will build up and both shield and provide nutrients for microorganisms held within to grow and develop.
Liquid Health’s covalent bonding means that the product remains active and even if the treated surface is cleaned by physical and even chemical action. Goldshield ® has a product that:
* Is not removed by routine cleaning
* Enhances cleaning
* Provides a surface that is microbiologically clean for between 24 hours and 14 days depending on the product used and the surface to which it is applied.
In the environment, residual activity is important because even though after disinfection, the levels of environmental bacteria are reduced, they soon recover as the surface is re-seeded from the air, people and animals shedding microorganisms and touching surfaces and other sources.
Liquid Health provides a protective layer that has been shown in numerous tests to remain for periods in excess of 24 hours and 14 days depending on the product used and the surface to which it is applied. Also, because Liquid Health has a unique covalent bond, it is able to remain on the surface even if it is subsequently cleaned with normal detergents after application as cleaning is important to remove soils such as dirt and body fat. This is represented on the graph above, which is a visual representation to show the principle. The numbers of bacteria and levels of kill will vary depending on the environment.
Liquid Health’s ability to create this protective layer after disinfection, reduces the potential for cross-contamination/infection of potentially harmful pathogens in all areas of application in our industry sectors. This will create a safer environment in a world where we are seeing more and more antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria and viral pandemics. Liquid Health’s technology therefore provides a safer environment by providing a protective shield, wherever it is applied giving confidence that surfaces remain hygienic for days after application.