Green Technology at Its Very Finest - Unrivaled Protection
On November 8, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule adding chitosan (Poly-D-Glucosamine), a naturally occurring substance found in the cell walls of all crustaceans, most fungi, and the exoskeletons of most insects, to its minimum risk pesticide exemption list. In doing so, EPA is specifying that the listing also includes those chitosan salts that can be formed when chitosan is mixed with the acids that are listed as active or inert ingredients eligible for use in minimum risk pesticide products. [read the entire announcement]
It simply means that the all-natural active ingredient in ZShield24, already a recognized fungicide and antimicrobial agent, has now been deemed so safe that it no longer requires any regulation or registration with the EPA under FIFRA. The use of this proven-effective treatment is now on record as having 'below the level of concern' toxicity to humans, and no negative environmental impact. Safe and effective...That's just what the market wants and needs.
The U.S. EPA has created the SAFER CHOICE Approved logo and label to allow products to demonstrate that they have achieved the highest degree of human safety and environmental security in the formulation of their products.
Each of our products have met and/or exceeded these standards.
How Does it Work?
In this brief video, we describe how the active ingredient in ZShield24 - Chitosan - creates a powerful 'magnetic' field that stops microbial metabolism by arresting the 'electron train' - an absolutely essential function for microbial life support.
All while being so benign to humans that it may be applied freely to both non-food contact, and food-contact surfaces.
A Natural & Sustainable Bio-Polymer
ZShield24 begins with an active ingredient recognized and accepted by the FDA, USDA and EPA as both safe and effective - so safe that it is exempt from FIFRA registration, and so effective that it is used in nearly endless applications. This active ingredient comes directly from nature and creates a thin, crystal-clear bio-polymer with astonishing characteristics.
A Protective Barrier Against Microbes
ZShield24 has now been independently tested and proven, by two GLP labs to be a highly effective biostatic long-lasting barrier that inhibits the growth of both pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria, molds, spores and non-enveloped viruses. Our products protect where disinfecting leaves off. Simply put, this product has the potential to entirely revolutionize the way we clean, protect & disinfect.
An EPA Approved Antimicrobial
ZShield24 is not a disinfectant - that would be entirely too limiting. Disinfectants are restricted to claims as to how fast and how thoroughly they can kill a pathogen; but, they can make no claims as to how long they last.
Zshield24 is an antimicrobial - a natural solution that can protect the surfaces around us from 7 to 90 days, depending upon your cleaning methods and protocol.
There is a convergence happening - there is an essential need to provide a greater level of protection than offered with disinfectants alone, and the sudden recognition that unnatural, synthetic solutions are not the best course for protection - we need natural, sustainable All Day, All Month Protection.