Bacteria, Fungi Spores, Oh My!
When you are in the business of cleaning, questions often arise regarding disinfecting and sanitizing. Recent Flu epidemics and the MRSA strain of bacteria have raised concerns among people regarding how to protect from possible infection. Fortunately, antimicrobials offer protection from unseen germs and bacteria on many surfaces.
There are three levels of antimicrobials that kill or limit microbes and the spores that they use to reproduce.
A sterilizer kills 100% of microbes and spores. In the spectrum of antimicrobial activity, a sterilizer is the strongest. Sterilization is impractical for everyday use because bacterial and fungal spores areextremely difficult to destroy. Extreme heat is one method of sterilization, but it is not practical outside of a medical environment.
Chemical sterilizers are toxic, corrosive irritants that are not safe for use by the general public.