PotAway kills/neutralizes bacteria & pathogens. It's like Purell for the air around you.
That is how PotAway destroys odours so well, since odours ARE bacteria. There are a LOT of other bacteria's & pathogens floating around in the air around you that could possibly make you sick, and PotAway destroys those too! With all the concern about the different viruses going around making people sick recently, we reached out to Professor Keith Warriner who is a Microbiologist & Germ Expert. We asked him this question:
"PotAway is effective at neutralizing bacterial odours on contact. Would PotAway be able to neutralize airborne viruses like a Coronavirus?"
The Professor replied:
"“PotAway is a highly effective oxidant that can react with volatile odours thereby neutralizing them. The solution/vapor can also oxidize microbes such as viruses, bacteria, moulds and yeast thereby inactivating them. Although there are other oxidative gases such as ozone, chlorine dioxide and chlorine gas, the big plus of PotAway is that it can be used around people with no ill effects and once the vapor reacts there is no lingering odour as one would get with other odour control solutions. “
We also asked Dr Warriner "How effective is PotAway has a hand sanitizer?"
His reply: "PotAway is an effective hand sanitizer and can inactivate a broad range of microbes including viruses without leaving a chlorine-type odour or negative effect on skin conditions."
Professor Warriner is often featured on CBC Marketplace research. Here's a recent clip from the show on how to fly germ-free.
Some basic recommended preventative measures for day to day provided by the WHO are as follows:
1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol based hand rub.
2. Practice respiratory hygiene - When you cough or sneeze cover your mouth and nose preferably into a tissue or flexed elbow.
3. Maintain social distancing - Maintain at least 3 feet between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.
4. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
They update regularly with more recommendations - click here to view the latest.
I would like to add 1 more to the list. Utilize PotAway in a diffuser and keep it near you at work. Or at home. Having PotAway diffused into the air around you will help neutralize bacteria and pathogens before it even gets onto your hands or surfaces.