MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018

Grime Busters introduces NOK OUT for use in H1N1 disinfecting protocol

Grime Busters introduced NOK OUT on Tuesday as a hospital-grade disinfectant that will kill the influenza virus, including H1N1, on various surfaces and in the air.

Laboratory tests show the disinfectant kills germs in 10 minutes through oxidization, which removes the virus' food source.

While other disinfectants kill 99.9 percent of germs, NOK OUT has been tested to "10/10 kills." The product is a stabilized chlorine dioxide formula of 2,000 parts per million, and continues to work after it dries.

The product can be added it to water and wiped on a surface, added to a micro-mister of 15 microns and diffused into the air, added to mop water and sprayed as a cleaner in the bathroom.

Grime Busters suggested maintaining a disinfecting schedule, in addition to washing hands and receiving an annual vaccination, as an effective way to avoid contracting the virus.

This year's strain of H1N1 is similar to the strain that caused a pandemic in 2009. It can survive on surfaces between two and eight hours, and is highly contagious.

People who are infected with the virus can be contagious before symptoms surface and for up to seven days after. Children might be contagious for longer periods.