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Sanitizer & Protectants
Everything we touch has millions of microorganisms; while some are harmless and some others are not. We live in environments with harmful bacteria and highly contagious viruses like the Covid-19; they spread quickly, contaminate surfaces and infect large groups of people in a matter of hours.
During this pandemic, the First Health Nano Defence range should be your surface protectors of choice; each product is proven to effectively destroy most germs, bacteria and viruses, including the human coronavirus.
Environmentally friendly, our latest product line comprising both surface and textile protectants, creates and maintains high levels of environmental hygiene so you are well protected at home and at work even as Covid-19 continues to spread.
The full range of First Health Nano Defence (NDF) protectants.
Kills 99.99% germs, bacteria & viruses
Suitable for all surfaces
It is common knowledge that Covid-19 is very contagious. The virus is able to survive on many types of surfaces and also is transmissible as droplets in the air. That is why mask wearing and social distancing regulations are necessary in controlling the spread of Covid-19.
Check out the chart below to find out how the Covid-19 virus is transmitted and how long it is able to survive on different types of surfaces.
Families, individuals and organisations can now protect themselves when they use First Health Nano Defence products to kill germs, viruses and bacteria at home, at work, at the gym or even while at play! Each product works in seconds and stays on surfaces and textiles with an active protection that lasts for weeks!
Latest Covid-19 Update
The latest variant of the coronavirus that surfaced in the United Kingdom at the end of 2020 is reportedly a far more contagious variant and it is putting unprecedented strain on healthcare systems.
How the virus responsible for the current global pandemic looks like (Image credit: https://www.webmd.com)
This variant reportedly carries higher viral loads making it up almost 70 percent more contagious. What is also clear with the presence of this variant is that the virus is continually adapting and evolving, infecting or even re-infecting more and more people. As citizens in a digital age where 5G usage is becoming the norm, we should not be satisfied with managing the pandemic situation using only traditional cleaning methods and products. More is needed in confronting living environments with Covid-19.
Traditional methods of cleaning and disinfection have very limited effectiveness against viruses like Covid-19. These methods use average types of disinfectant that are effective as once off, short lived protection.
What’s truly worrying is that for many of us when we see a surface that looks clean or has just been cleaned, we assume the surface must be hygienic and therefore free from germs, bacteria and virus. However, we forget our eyes cannot see microbes and, the truth is, surfaces are open to re-infection merely minutes after cleaning or with the use of disinfectants.
In contrast, there’s now a highly effective range of surface disinfectant and protectant sprays from First Health that consumers can use to rid germs, destroy bacteria and even viruses on hard surfaces.
The First Health range of Nano Defence (NDF) surface protectants are able to build an active protection that is highly effective against 99.99% of germs, bacteria and viruses – for up to 30 days.
First Health’s range of surface protectants build active protective layers that are effective against 99.99% of germs, bacteria and viruses for up to 30 days.
How does the antimicrobial formulation work?
Thorough applications of First Health’s antimicrobial formulations will disinfect and protect all surfaces almost instantaneously. The antimicrobial’s efficacy has also been proven in lab tests with the human coronavirus 229E, which is very similar in structure and genetics to that of Covid-19. It has been shown that high touch surfaces remain free of germs for a longer period of time. What’s more, the disinfectants have a rapid application and turnaround time, are non-corrosive and are also safe for use on electronic equipment.
A single application of the antimicrobial formulation provides a protective coating that binds onto most surfaces, creating a layer of positively charged microscopic spikes. These attract negatively charged micro-organisms, including viruses, and break down their physical membranes completely upon contact. Every application of the spray can last for a few weeks, even with routine cleaning.
Showcase: First Health Nano Defence (NDF) Product Range
After spraying a surface with the NDF-Bio75 Advance™ formulation, and the surface has been allowed to dry, disinfection would occur, leaving a layer of positively charged microscopic spikes. These attract and then go on to kill negatively charged micro-organisms, destroying their physical structures completely. This means transmission of diseases is no longer possible even at high touch points.
Utilising a water-based solution, First Health’s range of NDF protectants are truly easy to use, nontoxic, odourless and gentle on the skin. In comparison, alcohol based sanitizers and disinfectants are highly flammable and cause skin to dry up or even crack with frequent use. Alcohol based sanitizers are also known to stain areas around where sanitizer dispensers are placed, even damaging floors and walls over time.
First Health’s unique, patented Nano Defence NDF Pro5000™ formulation is the latest protectant in the market to provide effective protection against viruses and bacteria and on textiles and linens. Its’ antimicrobial coating lasts for up to 50 washes even with high heat cleaning. This means uniforms, bedlinens, upholstery, curtains and masks can be coated with protective layers to keep diseases transmissions at bay.
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Benefits of First Health Nano Defence (NDF) Bio75™ and Bio75 Advance™ for homes and workplaces
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Sanitizers, Disinfectants and Surface Protectants: What are the differences? Which is most effective against viruses?
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sanitizers, disinfectants and surface protectant products are differentiated as follow:
At EPA, products used to kill viruses and bacteria on surfaces are registered as antimicrobial pesticides.
Sanitizers and disinfectants are two types of antimicrobial pesticides. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates hand sanitizers, antiseptic washes, and antibacterial soaps for use on people.
Surface disinfectant products are subject to more rigorous EPA testing requirements and must clear a higher bar for effectiveness than surface sanitizing products.
There are no sanitizer-only products with approved virus claims. For this reason, sanitizers do not qualify for inclusion on EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
In terms of effectiveness, conventional chemical cleaners, sanitizers and disinfectants can kill and reduce the number of pathogens present. The real issue is, once the solution dries, any new pathogenic microorganisms re-introduced or not previously killed by that chemical disinfectant can survive and proliferate, quickly. Using surface cleaners and disinfectants in such a manner renders the surface to an unsafe, unhygienic level where the transmission of diseases becomes possible mere minutes later.
Long lasting antimicrobial protection against viruses, bacteria & germs by using First Health Nano Defence Surface Protectants
However, antimicrobial surface protectant sprays are not meant to replace cleaning: insufficient regular interim cleaning will inhibit the NDF surface protectant’s performance. Treated surfaces need to be wiped regularly to remove debris and regenerate the protective coating. Otherwise, dust and other particles may accumulate, preventing viruses from reaching the antimicrobial layer.
In four simple steps, consumers can achieve long lasting protection on hard surfaces with any of First Health’s easy-to- use NDF surface protectants
How to Use First Health Nano Defence (NDF) Surface Protectants
First, clean the surface or equipment that you want to protect.
Second, spray on First Health NDF surface protectant on the cleaned surface.
When applied to surfaces such as door handles, handrails, countertops, mobile devices, exercise equipment etc, the First Health NDF-Bio75 Advance™ surface protectant disinfects them.
Third, allow the surface to dry naturally.
The First Health NDF-Bio75 Advance™ further reduces the risk of cross contamination and disease transmission with a highly durable film of antimicrobial spikes; these form the film of protective coating and are anchored onto the cleaned surfaces. This active, invisible residual film is created to disinfect continuously for up to 30 days after drying.
Finally, continue with routine cleaning regularly.
The active protective layer is not a substitute for regular cleaning. While active disinfection covers you in between regular disinfecting and cleaning, without regular cleaning, the surface will become dirty thus reducing the efficacy of the protective coating. Regular cleaning is needed to help surface protectants destroy virus, germs and bacteria.
Our star protectant product, the NDF Pro5000™, is the latest in the market and possibly the only protectant formulated for the end consumers in the region that works to destroy viruses on linens and textiles. What does this mean for end users? This means that fabrics and other textiles at home can be treated with antimicrobial protection that can last for up to 50 washes!
Normal Laundry against Using NDF Pro5000™
After cleaning laundry or any fabric material (like uniforms, bedlinen, upholstery, curtains), treat the clean laundry or material in a final wash with the First Health NDF Pro5000™ and allow to dry.
The future of comprehensive protection against viruses and bacteria
We are aware that Covid-19 is passed around through droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, or talking. The novel coronavirus is far more infectious compared to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS); the first pandemic outbreak of the 21st century that Singapore experienced in 2003 saw less than 10,000 cases worldwide while the current pandemic has infected millions.
While we continue to adhere to safe distancing measures and mask wearing regulation, it is clear a robust second line of comprehensive defence against viruses and bacteria, is a necessity in our world of the new normal. High traffic places and frequently used amenities are the perfect breeding ground for Covid-19 and other viruses because the rate of cross transmission is amplified by sheer numbers in human traffic. In fact, countries have done much to enhance protection.
In Canada, surface protectants are deployed on buses and trains. In Hong Kong, the NDF surface protectants and textile protectants have been used in nursing homes for seniors, pre-schools and schools. There are no reported Covid-19 cases since the antimicrobial formulations have been deployed at these care facilities regularly.
In Singapore, frequently touched surfaces in hospitals as well as MRT and bus interchanges should be treated similarly. As Singapore heads towards a new post-Covid normal this year with Covid-19 vaccinations underway, facilities managers will need to take on greater responsibility to upkeep the cleanliness and hygiene of their premises. Frequent cleaning, disinfecting and increased accountability are part of the amendment of the Environmental Public Health Act by NEA to introduce mandatory baseline cleaning standards.
At First Health Products, we think we have a most unique product that enhances protection levels even further. The NDF Pro5000™ might possibly be the game changer in deepening protection tactics for homes, as well as at places where the older, vulnerable groups reside. Hence, we are always interested in collaborating with healthcare and community partners to implement projects where the NDF Pro5000™ can be used on an extensive range of fabric, linen and textiles, and not forgetting possibly for the uniforms of our frontline healthcare fighters from 2021.