There is no evidence of bacterial disease-causing pathogens developing acquired resistance towards Hyperox™, as opposed to some other common types of disinfection chemistries. Disinfectants based on both Glutaraldehyde and Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QAC’s) are known to be implicated for their ability to promote acquired resistance in bacteria, so the use of Hyperox™ would eliminate the need for disinfectant rotation.
SAFETY, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Hyperox™ is a peroxygen based disinfectant chemistry. The peroxygen active substance of Hyperox™ readily breaks down in the environment after use to simple molecules such as oxygen, water and a biodegradable organic acid and, as a result of this action, is considered to be “readily degradable” in accordance with OECD & EU standards.
Hyperox™ is recognised as being an acceptable disinfectant for organic farming applications, for the cleansing and disinfection of livestock buildings, in accordance with European Regulation No. 834/2007 on organic production of agricultural products.
Hyperox™ is a low risk product for disposal via sewage treatment in the diluted form. Toxicity data is available to demonstrate the effect on an aerobic sewage sludge, thus allowing the operation to dispose of wastes safely & within the scope of any discharge permit for the site.
Hyperox™ has been independently tested and proven highly effective in a
virucidal evaluation at low temperature by a respected French reference laboratory. A temperature of 4°C was purposely selected for the test as it clearly represents the cold conditions to be found on farm during winter months.
The test was carried out at Laboratoire de Microbiologique Immunologique ADREMI Tours France, comparing the efficacy of four disinfectant products; Hyperox™ and three EU Glutaraldehyde-QAC branded products.
Hyperox™ passed the tests at a dilution of 1:200 (0.5%) with the three competitive disinfectants requiring a dilution of 1:33 (3%) or less in order to be effective against the test organisms (Talfan & HCC viruses).