Updated: Sep 28, 2020
Hand sanitizer — once considered an impulse-buy in the checkout line — has now become a household and workplace staple.
The overwhelming number of options can leave families confused about which ones are the safest and most effective. While conventional alcohol-based sanitizers have been the trusted method of disinfection for decades, alternative solutions are becoming more recognized and preferred for protection against germs — My-Shield® with Zetrisil® being one of them.
My-Shield® sanitizing products are alcohol-free, non-toxic, and scientifically proven to be long-lasting. In addition to the active ingredient benzalkonium chloride, My-Shield® sanitizers include a unique chemical compound called Zetrisil®, which boasts a 99.99% germ-kill rate for up to 30 days on surfaces and 24 hours on skin.
Unlike alcohol-based sanitizers, My-Shield® with Zetrisil® is non-flammable, safe to use around children and pets, and doesn't cause severe skin irritation from frequent use. For over a decade, third-party laboratory testing has solidified its place as a reliable method of protection. My-Shield® with Zetrisil® is the ultimate sanitization solution for hands, homes, and offices.
A Closer Look at Benzalkonium Chloride and Zetrisil
Benzalkonium chloride (BAK), an FDA-approved ammonium compound, serves as the active ingredient in My-Shield® sanitizers. Known for its presence in everyday household items such as laundry detergents, soaps, and hair conditioners, BAK has been around for years. It's also an effective ingredient in hand sanitizers.
While the FDA does approve alcohol-based sanitizers for moderate use, relying on them too often presents a variety of issues. On the contrary, using benzalkonium chloride instead of alcohol or isopropanol comes with a number of benefits. BAK solutions are non-flammable and much gentler on the hands, causing less irritation.
The Science Behind Zetrisil
Developed by ESC Brands, LLC, Zetrisil is a proprietary nano-based silicone compound. ESC Brands is registered with both the FDA and EPA and specializes in antiviral technologies and nano antimicrobial coatings. The company is known for its eco-friendly family of sanitizers, personal care products, cleaners, pet care products, insect repellents, and special coatings.
The molecular structure of Zetrisil bonds to surfaces, creating a layer of positively charged spikes. Harmful bacteria and viruses are pulled toward the spikes before being pierced and electrocuted. This hinders the germs' ability to create resistance, which commonly occurs with other hand sanitizers.
Within seconds of applying, Zetrisil kills 99.99% of harmful germs, without the toxicity of alcohol. Unlike traditional sanitizers, My-Shield with Zetrisil keeps working long after it dries. The solution continues to protect against harmful bacteria for up to 28 days on surfaces and 24 hours on hands. The protection from alcohol-based solutions stops as soon as it's dry, forcing consumers to reapply often.
The Importance of Zetrisil
Every year in the United States, hospital infections cause more deaths than AIDS, car accidents, and breast cancer combined. Additionally, between 5-10% of all patients admitted to the hospital will develop an infection during their stay. Nursing homes are even more susceptible, averaging an annual 20% infection rate.
This information is incredibly significant since many hospital-related infections can be prevented by proper cleaning and sanitizing measures. Zetrisil's ability to fight off harmful bacteria for up to 28 days after application assures hospital patients are safe from infection.
My-Shield's hospital-grade sanitizers aren't just a solution for patient safety — they're also the most advanced antimicrobial protection for businesses, families, and their homes.
Zetrisil Use in the Home or Office
Returning to work brings the threat of illnesses like COVID-19, influenza, and other viruses. The use of commercial sanitizing services has risen in the COVID-19 era, with office buildings making up 90% of the customers. A sanitizing spray using My-Shield with Zetrisil can be applied to both homes and offices to fight an existing outbreak or to prevent one from occurring.
Preventative cleaning using Zetrisil ensures homes and businesses remain clean long after spraying. The solution is applied using Victory Electrostatic sprayers, which create a static cling effect after reaching surfaces. There's no sticky residue or chemical odors — only a fresh, clean smell.
Zetrisil-based sanitizers create a barrier on surfaces that lasts up to 30 days after application. High-traffic surfaces are sprayed more often in the first couple of months. Once the barrier is in place, spraying once a month is all that's necessary for adequate protection.
If COVID-19 or any other severe illness makes its way into a home or workplace, Sanilast's emergency response service provides expedited sanitation. Crews aim to arrive on infected premises within 24 hours.
Not only is My-Shield with Zetrisil efficient, but it's safe around humans, pets, and food. There's no need for protective eyewear or clothing, and the post-application mist on surfaces disappears in about ten minutes. My-Shield products are strong, but eco-friendly — the best of both worlds.
To ensure the spray treatment is working effectively, ATP tests are performed before and after application. ATP is an energy molecule found in all organic matter, including mold and bacteria. This type of testing determines the level of bacteria and viruses left on surfaces. The lower the ATP levels, the lower the presence of germs and disease.
Zetrisil Is a Safe, Reliable Solution for Families
The health of family members is not just a priority — it's a necessity. My-Shield with Zetrisil is used in services and products that help protect the most important aspects of daily life. My-Shield sanitizing services, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent, and hand soap provide powerful, long-lasting protection from germs without the risks associated with conventional products.
Homes and workspaces can request a free quote for a safe, reliable sanitizing spray.