FAQs

Zoono Technology
How does Zoono work?

Zoono’s exclusive products use a unique and advance technology that can be applied by misting or spraying. Once dry, Zoono resembles a shield that has a layer of microscopic pins that attract, pierce and kill pathogens.

It’s the same principle as a pin popping a balloon. And in the same manner that the burst balloon cannot be reformed, neither can the pathogens – this means no resistance and no superbugs. The microbe shield then continues to work for up to 30 days, making it ideal for environments where there is a risk of infection.

How does Zoono last for 30 days?

Its power lies in the technology behind the quaternary ammonium compound which enables Zoono to stay active and continue killing pathogens for long periods of time. Standard disinfectants allow surfaces to be contaminated again once the product has dried off, whereas Zoono continues working for much longer between applications and won’t be disrupted by routine cleaning operations.

Is the Zoono safe?

Zoono is environmentally safe, non-corrosive and gentle for both humans and animals as it’s made using purified, deionized water & an antimicrobial compound. Its Quaternary Ammonium Compound is commonly used antibacterial agents found in products such as toothpaste, contact lens products, cosmetics, soaps.

All products have a toxicity level, even water. Zoono has a toxicity rating similar to that of Vitamin C, so yes – Zoono can be safely used around people, pets and plants alike.

Can you prove that Zoono works?

Yes. When efficacy tests are required, we take swabs (before and after treatment) from the surface and measure them via an ATP device. ATP is a globally accepted method of testing for pathogenic presence and is commonly used by QA personnel.

Why should I Use Zoono?

It is widely acknowledged that common surfaces represent a significant source of microbiological contamination and have become major factors in the battle against cross-infection. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts contaminate surfaces and can form biofilms resilient to hygiene processes i.e. cleaning and disinfection. Harmful pathogens can be transferred via touch or even the air as tiny droplets.

Aerial (droplet) cross contamination is especially significant for not only viral infections but also infections from spores such as C.diff. Bacteria can be found in the soil and in water systems (esp E.coli, Pseudomonas etc) and the risk increases for anyone in the community with low levels of immunity.

Traditional methods of killing pathogens (poisons or dehydration via alcohol) are no longer effective – as evidenced by the evolution of superbugs (pathogens resistant to antibiotics / resistant to traditional methods of disinfection).

Where can Zoono be used?

Any environments where germs are present and likely to pose a threat. Zoono currently is successfully used on transport systems, buildings, vehicles, shipping, homes and hospitals where there is a risk of infection.

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What level of cleaning is required to reduce pathogen risks?

Cleaning requirements have increased massively during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many businesses are unaware of what is effective against pathogens.

When working with a cleaning provider it's important to understand the specific terms and what level of cleaniness each service can provide:

Deep Cleaning
Removes soil accumulations and renders surfaces free from soil build up, however the surface is not disinfected and pathogen risks are not removed.

Disinfecting
Reduces micro-organisms to a safe level and renders the surface safe to touch.

Decontamination
Removes contaminants such as micro-organisms from surfaces using both cleaning and disinfecting methods.

Why shouldn't I use normal disinfectants?

Routine liquid disinfectants work when the surface is wet and at point of disinfection, but once the disinfectant is wiped off or dried it is no longer capable if killing any further micro-organisms that recontaminate that surface. Surfaces can become recontaminated to the same levels as before disinfection within 1 – 2 hours. This is the reason why Zoono technology has been developed as a next generation biocide to support routine cleaning activities.

How do I prepare a COVID risk assessment?

The Health and Safety Executive is advising businesses to prepare COVID risk assessments specifically for employees.

The 5 key areas that must be included are:

- Identify which activities could cause transmission of the virus within your workplace
- Identify which employees could be at risk
- Agree how likely it is that someone could be exposed to the virus
- Decide which activities will be removed to reduce transmission, or if this isn’t possible, what steps will be taken to control the risk
- Include specific measures that you’re taking to minimise risks such as social distancing and handwashing facilities