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Vital Oxide has been our most asked about product this year for good reason. Because it’s on the EPA List N, it’s become a favored choice for disinfection and sanitization use to safeguard spaces and facilities against Coronavirus. Below we answer some of the most common questions we’re asked about VO.

What is Vital Oxide?

Vital Oxide is a Chlorine Dioxide based chemistry. While chlorine dioxide has chlorine in its name, its chemistry is very different from the corrosive chemistry of chlorine bleach. The primary differences are that chlorine dioxide is less caustic, safer, and gentler than bleach and many other antiseptics and antimicrobials. Plus, it remains effective under organic load. Further, chlorine bleach produces harmful by-products to the environment, including trihalomethanes (THM) and haloacetic acids (HAAS). Vital Oxide breaks down to a simple salt, producing no harmful by-products.

Is Vital Oxide an EPA Registered product?

Yes. Vital Oxide is an EPA registered Hospital Grade Disinfectant #82972-1.

Is Vital Oxide on the EPA List N for use against the Coronavirus?

Yes. Vital Oxide is on the EPA List N which includes products that meet the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.

Can I disinfect carpet?

No. However, Vital Oxide is an EPA registered soft surface sanitizer.

Is Vital Oxide safe to use?

Extremely safe. Vital Oxide requires no PPE (personal protection equipment) for use.

How safe is Vital Oxide?

The EPA considers Vital Oxide a Category 4 on their rating system, the least toxic of all disinfectants, whereas chemicals like bleach are rated as most toxic.

Can Vital Oxide be used in the kitchen?

Yes. Vital Oxide is NSF D2 rated as food contact surface safe, no rinse required.

I have sensitive skin. Will Vital Oxide cause any problems?

No. Vital Oxide has no dermal contact issues.

I need to disinfect our resilient flooring. Can I use Vital Oxide?

Yes. Vital Oxide is basically a neutral cleaner (8.5 pH) along with being a hospital grade disinfectant.

Can I use it in a mechanical sprayer or fogger?

Yes. Vital Oxide can be electrostatic sprayed, mechanically sprayed, or pressured pump up sprayed.

How long is the shelf life for Vital Oxide?

Vital Oxide has a two-year unopened shelf life.

Will Vital Oxide harm my carpets?

No. Vital Oxide is a CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute) SOA certified carpet cleaner, so nylon and polyester (including Olefin) are fine. However, Vital Oxide has not been submitted to the WoolSafe origination for testing on wool.

Can I use Vital Oxide on my pets bedding and kennel?

Yes. Vital Oxide is not only a great deodorize, it is also safe for use to disinfect animal spaces.

What is Vital Oxides coverage rate?

Completely depends on the 3-dimensional objects in the space. The most important thing is to make sure that Vital Oxide has the appropriate dwell time on the surface.

Can I use Vital Oxide in a Clorox 360 sprayer?

Yes. Vital Oxide can be applied with any electrostatic sprayer.

Is Vital Oxide available?

Yes. Vital Oxide is available for purchase to disinfect and sanitize Coronavirus contaminated spaces.