Frequently Asked Questions
Zoono does not use chemistry to kill germs – it uses physics. Zoono permanently bonds to surfaces and sets up a nano-molecular layer of pins which create a hostile barrier to germs that physically impale and destroy germs that come in contact with the Zoono layer. This method of action is why Zoono can keep working for up to 30 days on surfaces.
Zoono is a totally unique antimicrobial product. Zoono does not kill bacteria by poisoning. Instead, it creates a hostile barrier that resembles a “bed of nails” that punctures and kills microbes when they come in contact with it. This means that there is no possibility of bacteria building up an immunity (i.e., no super-bugs).
Zoono kills mechanically. When Zoono is applied (and allowed to dry), it leaves a thin bonded film that, at the nano level, resembles millions of sword-shaped road spikes – spikes that attract and kill bacteria. Because Zoono does not change during this process, one single application can last for a month or more (depending on the surface and the application).
Zoono has been proven to provide long-lasting antimicrobial protection against a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria (e.g., MRSA, VRE, salmonella, E. coli, listeria), viruses (e.g., norovirus, swine flu, influenza, herpes simplex type 1), fungi and mold. For a full list, please see our Safety & Effectiveness page.
The majority of hand sanitizers on the market today claim they kill 99.99% of germs. While this is true, alcohol-based or other “poison-based” disinfectants are only effective while they are wet, which means they are effective for only a few minutes before re-infection begins again. Zoono kills 99.99% of germs but offers continuing efficacy for up to 30 days on surfaces and 24 hours on hands. On skin, this means you can apply Zoono once and you are protected all day long. To get similar efficacy from other products, you would need to apply them every few minutes which is not only impractical and costly but hazardous to your long-term health. On surfaces, most household disinfectants require you to leave the disinfectant on the surface for 10 minutes or more to “disinfect” or kill all the germs on the surface. Sadly, once these products are dry, germ build-up resumes. This is not so with Zoono. Once Zoono is applied and allowed to dry, that is when it starts working and continues to continuously protect for up to 30 days. We believe that makes Zoono a more effective disinfectant.
Zoono has a similar toxicity rating to Vitamin C.
It is environmentally friendly. It is made from raw organic compounds. Zoono does not leach (i.e., seep off its host), so there is no harm to drains or waterways if Zoono enters the system. In fact, Zoono helps with the water treatment process by killing molds, funguses, algae and pathogens it comes in contact with.
Clean debris surfaces, then apply Zoono. All products are ready for application and do not require mixing or diluting. For best results, apply either as a spray and wipe or via a fogging (misting) application. Depending on the amount applied, Zoono dries in a matter of minutes.
Zoono is an invisible antimicrobial barrier that is virtually odorless and colorless and will not stain fabric. This means that there are no unpleasant smells, stains or streaks on your skin or clothes.
Zoono has been rated “Food Safe” around the world. Because there is no leaching (once dried, there is no transfer from surface to surface), Zoono is not only food safe but safe for use in food prep environments. Zoono USA is currently pursuing this registration in the U.S.
Yes. Zoono’s efficacy and stability are maintained when used in humid climates. There is no lessening of the pathogenic activity of the Zoono-treated surfaces with increasing temperatures.