Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Do the PDI Sani-Cloth® products kill the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2?

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    The EPA guidance states: “EPA expects all products on List N to kill all strains of SARS-CoV-2. Genetic changes to the virus do not impact the efficacy of disinfectants. List N disinfectants work by chemically inactivating viruses. The difficulty of killing a virus depends on its physical features, and the recent mutations to SARS-CoV-2 have not changed the basic physical properties.”

    The PDI Sani-Cloth products that are on List N and have a specific claim for SARS-CoV-2 are:

    • Super Sani-Cloth Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg #9480-4)
    • Sani-Cloth Bleach Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg #9480-8)
    • Sani-Cloth AF3 Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg #9480-9)
    • Sani-HyPerCide® Wipes (EPA reg #9480-16)
    • Sani-HyPerCide® Germicidal Spray (EPA reg #9480-14)
    • Sani-Cloth Plus Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg #9480-6)
    • Sani-Cloth Prime Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg #9480-12)
    • Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray (EPA reg #9480-10)
    • Sani-24® Germicidal Spray (EPA reg #42182-9)
    • Sani-24® Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg #42182-13)
  • Do PDI Germicidal Wipes and Sprays contain any ingredient listed as carcinogenic?

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    PDI disinfectants DO NOT contain any ingredients listed as carcinogenic by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This applies to ALL Sani-Cloth products, including Sani-24, Sani-HyPerCide, Sani-Cloth Prime, Sani-Prime, Super Sani-Cloth, Sani-Cloth AF3, Sani-Cloth Bleach, Sani-Cloth Plus, and Sani-Cloth HB brands. To register any disinfectant product with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the manufacturer is required to provide the EPA with the product’s manufacturing process, active and inactive ingredients, efficacy, chemistry, toxicity, and information about relevant impurities. The EPA conducts a thorough review of these materials and product ingredients. The agency would not register any product if it contained carcinogens without requiring relevant label warnings (40 CFR 156.10(g)(7)). As such, Sani-Cloth Wipes and Sani-Prime Spray do not contain carcinogenic label warnings.

  • Can PDI Germicidal Wipes and Sprays be used on toys?

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    PDI disinfectants are available in EPA-Registered formulations that are approved and labeled for use on hard, non-porous toys. The products clean and disinfect in a one-step process, unless visibly soiled. Once disinfected, toys should be rinsed with potable water (tap water) to remove any residue and allowed to air dry. According to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the recommended procedure for disinfecting toys is “Toys should be cleaned/disinfected between patients, especially those that are visibly soiled, mouthed, or used by patients in isolation. Toys should be washed thoroughly; disinfected with a non-toxic, low-level disinfectant, and air-dried completely.” Infection control experts recommend only washable toys for sharing. Stuffed animals and toys that cannot be cleaned and disinfected should not be shared.

    SOURCE: APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Chapter 39, p. 14-15, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, 2011.

  • Is Sani-HyPerCide® Germicidal Disinfectants a Sporicidal formulation?

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    Yes. Sani-HyPerCide® is the first ready-to-use Hydrogen Peroxide formula that is effective against Clostridioides difficile.

  • What personal protective equipment (PPE) is required when using ani-HyPerCide™ Germicidal Spray and Wipes?

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    For all PDI products, according to the label instruction, the use of gloves or other PPE is not required to handle the product, particularly in non-clinical settings. Therefore, the routine use of PPE is not required unless potentially infectious blood or bodily fluids are present. If bloodborne pathogens are present, such as HIV, HBV, and HCV, follow label instructions. You should, however, wear PPE as appropriate in accordance with your facility protocol. Also, in compliance with good industrial and health hygiene, you should wear gloves when cleaning and disinfecting in a patient setting.

  • Do you have any products effective against SARS-CoV-2 virus (formerly 2019 Novel Coronavirus)?

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    The CDC updated their recommendations to refer to List N on the EPA website for EPA-registered disinfectants that have qualified under EPA’s emerging viral pathogens program for use against SARS-CoV-2. Per the EPA’s website, “List N includes products that meet the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV2 , the cause of COVID-19. This list includes products with emerging viral pathogen claims and those with human coronavirus claims.’ The following PDI products (Sani-Cloth® Prime Germicidal Disposable Wipe, Sani-Prime® Germicidal Spray, Sani 24® Germicidal Spray,Sani 24® Germicidal Wipes, Sani-HyPerCide® Germicidal Spray, Sani-HyPerCide® Germicidal Disposable Wipe, Super Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipe, Sani-Cloth® Bleach Germicidal Disposable Wipe, Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipe can be found on List N entitled Products with Emerging Viral Pathogens and Human Coronavirus Claims for use against SARS-CoV-2. Learn more:

  • What is the shelf life for Sani-HyPerCide®Disinfectants?

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    The shelf life for Sani-HyPerCide® disinfectants is 12 months or 1 year.

  • What is the contact time for Sani-HyPerCide® Disinfectants?

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    The contact time for the broad range of microogranisms such as TB, Norovirus, and C. auris is 1 minute. For Clostridioides difficle it is 5 minutes.

  • Are Sani-HyPerCide® Disinfectants effective against C. diff.?

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    Yes. Sani-HyPerCide® disinfectants are a ready-to-use Hydrogen Peroxide formula that is effective against Clostridioides difficle

  • What is Continuously Active Disinfection or CAD?

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    Sani-24® Germicidal Spray not only has the ability to rapidly disinfect epidemiologically important pathogens, but utilizes Continuously Active Disinfection to prevent ESKAPE responsible for ~40% of HAIs from recontaminating or recolonizing on a surface for up to 24 hours.

    CAD is effective against ESKAPE pathogens:
    Acinetobacter baumannii MDR
    Enterobacter aerogenes
    ● Enterobacter aerogenes MDR
    ● Enterococcus faecalis VRE (Vancomycin resistant enterococcus)
    ● New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRE – Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae)

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Staphylococcus aureus
    ● Staphylococcus aureus ­(Methicillin Resistant) (MRSA)


  • What is the contact time for Sani-24® Germicidal Spray and Wipe?

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    The contact time for Sani-24® spray and wipe is 1 minute for standard disinfection and for Continuously Active Disinfection.

  • What is the shelf life for Sani-24® Germicidal Spray and Wipe?

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    The shelf life for Sani-24 spray and wipe is 24 months or 2 years.

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