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Aquaox Disinfectants Generated On-Site in North Carolina Healthcare Facilities Are Compliant with EPA Requirements for Hospital Disinfectants

FONTANA, CA—Current North Carolina Rules Governing the Sanitation of Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Adult Care Homes and Other Institutions (15 A NCAC 18A.1300) require patient contact surfaces in health care settings to be disinfected with EPA-registered hospital disinfectant. The EPA registration number on the label of all disinfectant products that enter commerce provides assurance that EPA has completed a data review to assure the efficacy of the product.

Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, Manufacturers are not permitted to make label claims from antimicrobial pesticides for use as disinfectants unless there is data to support those claims, but since products generated for use on site never enter commerce, EPA does not require the data review and provide a registration number for the on-site products.

On April 27th, 2015 the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services determined that Aquaox Disinfectants generated on-site in North Carolina healthcare facilities are equivalent to the ones produced and shipped commercially. “After reviewing the test data and documentation of EPA registration of the products, this department determined that Aquaox Disinfectant 275 and Aquaox Disinfectant 525 generated on site using Aquaox Pesticide Producing, Establishment Number 85021-CA-001 electrolyzed water generator are the same as the EPA-registered Aquaox Disinfectant 275 and Aquaox 525 products produced and shipped commercially. Both products shipped and those prepared on site are compliant with the requirement for use of EPA-registered hospital disinfectants”, stated James A. Hayes, Program Supervisor, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.