We recently spoke with a customer who’s been using one of our chemistries effectively for a while now to suppress disease in his hydroponic operation. He was considering trying to save costs by using Hydrogen Peroxide to treat his particular disease. We though it was time for a chat with Dr. Choppakatla our pathologist, who could give me the goods on how BioSafe chemistries compare to straight Hydrogen Peroxide. His response:

Peroxygens like OxiDate are more powerful than Hydrogen Peroxide. They have more oxidation potential and are very stable in high organic environments. Peroxygens release more hydroxyl radicals than the hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radicals have the highest oxidation potential next only to fluorine.

The chart below compares peroxygens such as OxiDate vs. straight hydrogen peroxide in terms of their OxiDation Reduction Potential (ORP). ORP is the measurement of the strength of the sanitizer. As one can see, OxiDate has higher ORP at any given concentration compared to straight peroxide.


Another study compared hydrogen peroxide to ZeroTol and concluded that ZeroTol is about 10 times more powerful than the hydrogen peroxide in it’s disinfection capabilities as a surface application.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bleach is a strong irritant, frequently linked to newly-acquired asthma. A recent decision by Compass Children’s Center in San Francisco to use exclusively “bleach-free” cleaning products resulted in visibly less asthmatic symptoms in both children and childcare workers.

According to the U.S. Department of Health – National Institutes of Health (NIH), asthma affects more than 25 million people in the United States and over 230 million people worldwide. As asthma typically begins in early childhood, the NIH is committed to reducing environmental risk factors in children in order to prevent asthma before it begins.

On the forefront of asthma prevention, the San Francisco Asthma Task Force in a 2011 report on Bleach Exposure in Child Care Settings, discovered a high correlation between bleach exposure and work-related new-onset asthma cases as well as the exacerbation of pre-existing asthma conditions. As a result they set about field-testing various sanitizers and initially recommended a number of bleach-free disinfectant and sanitizer alternatives.

Food Contact Sanitizer Recommended

SaniDate Food Contact SanitizerIn late April 2012 the task force issued an interim update to the 2011 report with the discovery of an accelerated hydrogen peroxide sanitizer, SaniDate Ready-to-Use (RTU) Hard Surface Sanitizer. This sanitizer can be used directly on food-contact surfaces and as a fruit & vegetable wash, requiring only 1 minute contact time to eliminate over 99.9% of bacteria and human health pathogens. SaniDate RTU was also recently approved by San Francisco Department of Public Health as a bleach-alternative sanitizer for food-contact surfaces and to date three City agencies have purchased SaniDate RTU in support of the Asthma Task Force’s project. The following video features the story of Compass Children’s Center in San Francisco and the lives of children in poverty that are being affected for the positive by reducing and preventing asthma through their transition to a bleach-free environment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]