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Battling COVID-19

Hands and hard surfaces are some key ways viruses are spread. Hand sanitizers are recommended for hands, and disinfectants for hard surfaces. Hand sanitizer production is unregulated, meaning any company can suddenly attempt to produce them, and their quality is usually not verifiable unless they can provide certified laboratory testing and accreditation. This has led to many substandard products being sold to unaware consumers, with very concerning health effects. Some contain methanol which is poisonous, can cause permanent blindness, is ineffective, and consumers would be none the wiser if their hand sanitizer contained it. Viru-Guard 80 alcohol hand sanitizer is formulated according to the World Health organization’s recommended formula, containing 80% alcohol, which formula is independently to be COVID-19 effective. Viru-Guard 80 alcohol hand sanitizer is also independently tested to SANS 490, SANS 54885 and EN 1500 standards, Certification Number: AS20-155.

Hands and hard surfaces are some key ways viruses are spread. Hand sanitizers are recommended for hands, and disinfectants for hard surfaces. Hard surface disinfectants are stringently regulated, requiring independent laboratory testing and certification, as well as being registered by the NRCS, which our hard surface disinfectants comply to. The NRCS has even warned consumers that companies are selling products as disinfectants, which are not NRCS registered and these can even be deadly.

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If any product is being marketed with the word Disinfectant, then it is compulsory by law to be registered with the NRCS. Consumers must insist on being provided with its NRCS registration, compulsory laboratory tests, and critically, to make sure that the product has proper viricidal killing claims. This is the only way to safeguard themselves, their families and their employees. If a product is being marketed as merely a sanitizer, consumers should be aware that it is vastly weaker than a disinfectant. Virus Gobbler™ is NRCS registered, registration number: Act5GNR529/294433/040/1223. Virus Gobbler™ is a registered trademark and distributed by The Green Cabin