D7 contains surfactants, mild solvents, inorganic salts, a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide (~3.5%), a hydrogen peroxide activator, and water. The surfactants soften the cell walls of pathogens which allows the activated peroxide to penetrate to the interior for complete kill. This unique combination of mild ingredients works synergistically to kill persistent biological pathogens which has been demonstrated in testing at government and private facilities and in many field applications – outperforming formulations that contain much harsher chemicals. D7 is registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) for many pathogens such as Listeria, E. coli, Staphylococcus, Salmonella, Norovirus, the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, Staph and Pseudomonas biofilms, Avian Influenza viruses as well as Emerging Viral Pathogens.
D7 can effectively inactivate coronaviruses. D7 has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to Coronavirus or COVID-19 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, D7 can be used against COVID-19 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Refer to the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for more information. D7 can effectively be used to disinfect facilities against SARS-CoV-2 – even with high organic or soil loads.
D7 is currently being extensively used world-wide to combat COVID-19 with excellent results. Over 1000 tons of D7 have been used in medical facilities and other facilities in China and other countries in the last two months to successfully disinfect the SARS-CoV-2 virus. According to medical personnel in China, it is the only disinfectant that seems to work against SARS-CoV-2. It is also being successfully used for disinfection operations in virtually every other country with significant numbers of COVID-19 cases and also in countries without many cases where disinfection operations have been stepped up to prevent the spread of thevirus.
Why is D7 a superior disinfectant for SARS-CoV-2 as compared to many other products? The primary reason is that, in real world applications, SARS-CoV-2 does not exist alone. When airborne, SARS-CoV-2 is almost always surrounded by and protected by bodily fluids (e.g., saliva, nasal mucous, etc.) which makes it very persistent in the environment. When it lands on a surface, the situation is even worse because SARS-CoV-2 is also protected by organic material and soil on those surfaces making it even more persistent. In addition, the genetic material in the SARS-CoV-2 virus is surrounded by a lipid envelope (i.e., an oily material). The detergents and mild solvents in D7 cut through the bodily fluids, soil/organic material, and lipid envelope so that the hydrogen peroxide and activated hydrogen peroxide in D7 actually reaches and destroys the virus. Other disinfectants are repelled or inactivated by the bodily fluids, soil/organic material, and lipid envelope surrounding SARS-CoV-2 and never actually come in contact with the virus so it survives. Many of these other disinfectants pass laboratory tests against viruses in artificial conditions but fail in real-world applications. For example, 10% chlorine bleach achieves high efficacy against pathogens in laboratory tests but often fails in the field because it does not penetrate organic matter. The superior action of D7 in the presence of organic materials is illustrated in Figure 1 below (note that the actual SARS-CoV-2 virus is even more complex than what is shown in the figure and contains a virus protein coat [i.e., capsid] making it even more important to use a disinfectant such as D7 to penetrate this coat and reach the RNA).