Amid Omicron surge, 1 Minute disinfectant added to EPA’s List N

Jan. 11, 2022

R-Water announced their product TK60, a one-minute disinfectant produced by their patented device, is being included on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s List N, according to their press release.

Bottom Line Distributors, LLC, completed the submission of TK60 (EPA registration No. 99783-1) for review and inclusion on EPA’s List N in April, 2021. Inclusion on the List N enables TK60 to be made available for widespread consumer use.

With flu, Omicron and other infectious diseases on the rise, the effectiveness of using a one-minute disinfectant over others continues to be proven by hospitals such as Paris Regional Medical Center, which started using R-Water’s device to more effectively clean and decrease the flow burden in the Emergency Department. 

“We performed internal quality controls, testing our previous chemicals and the solutions produced by R-Water’s device.  We were able to determine that R-Water had a better efficacy for infection prevention and cleanliness,” confirmed Jynnell Elder, Trauma Program Manager for the hospital.    

TK60 is a one-step healthcare grade disinfectant proven to be effective against COVID and its variants in as little as 20 seconds, 30 times faster than most products on the market. Tougher to kill pathogens are eliminated in one minute, 10 times faster than most products on the market. The EPA first received these impressive testing results in 2016.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends using disinfecting products with the shortest contact time possible. The active ingredient in TK60 is hypochlorous acid (HOCI), the same compound produced by white blood cells to fight pathogens.

TK60’s results are particularly meaningful when considering patient room and emergency room turn times in overburdened hospitals. A previous case study revealed that when R-Water was implemented, the healthcare facilities’ Environmental Services team decreased total patient turn time by an average of 49-minutes by using TK60 in place of a 10-minute contact time disinfectant. This means more patients can be seen safely in a shorter time frame.

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