EPA Registration & Lab Test Results
Force of Nature is a federal EPA registered Hospital disinfectant proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew**, including Norovirus, Salmonella, Influenza A, Staph, MRSA, Listeria & Pseudomonas Aeruginosa when used as directed on hard, non-porous surfaces. The federal EPA has registered Force of Nature for sanitizing and disinfecting hospitals, ICUs, medical clinics, daycares, schools, restaurants & veterinary clinics & more. The EPA registration number is 93040-1.
The EPA registers 3 types of disinfectants based on their germ-killing efficacy: Limited, Broad-Spectrum, and Hospital. Force of Nature is EPA registered as a Hospital disinfectant. Limited disinfectants are effective against only a specific major group of microorganisms (such as gram-positive or gram-negative bacteria). Broad-spectrum disinfectants are effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Hospital disinfectants are broad-spectrum disinfectants that are also effective against the nosocomial bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Force of Nature also meets surface disinfection requirements for OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standards.
Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 & COVID-19
Force of Nature is on EPA’s List N, the disinfectants approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. Force of Nature has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses harder to kill than SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Force of Nature can be used against COVID-19 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus on hard non-porous surfaces. "EPA expects all products on List N to kill all strains and variants of SARS-CoV-2. Genetic changes to the virus do not impact the efficacy of disinfectants". See EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy info.
Force of Nature is also on the EPA’s List Q, the disinfectants approved for use against monkeypox.
EPA Registration Process
To receive federal EPA registration, the product is tested using extremely rigorous EPA required anti-microbial testing protocols across multiple batches of product. Suppliers, purity, concentration & processing of all individual ingredients must be approved, with strict statistical limits on all. EPA state registration information here.
Disinfection Organisms Salmonella enterica (Salmonella), Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pseudomonas), Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria), Feline Calicivirus Surrogate for Norovirus, Strain F-9, Influenza A virus
Sanitization Organisms Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhi
*Qualified Germs List Kills Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, Listeria monocytogenes, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus - MRSA and Influenza A Virus, Strain A/Hong Kong/8/68, Feline Calicivirus Surrogate for Norovirus, Strain F9
**Qualified Viruses List Influenza A Virus Strain A/Hong Kong/8/68, Feline Calicivirus Strain F9
Force of Nature's cleaning and deodorizing efficacy has also been evaluated in an independent, 3rd party laboratory, TURI (Toxic Use Reduction Institute, the University of Massachusetts). Results:
Conclusion: Force of Nature is highly effective on a variety of soil types, despite using no harmful chemicals.
% Soil Removed Force of Nature Scrubbing Bubbles Lysol Power Bath Cleaner Soap Scum Soil >89.55% 73.50% 89.36%
% Soil Removed Force of Nature Formula 409 All Purpose Clorox Clean-up Cleaner & Bleach Light Oil Soil 95.34% 81.26% 96.66% Greasy Soil 96.35% 93.94% 92.76%
% Soil Removed Force of Nature Windex Glass Cleaning Soil 95.95% 94.06%
Laboratory Source: Turi Testing Reports, October / November 2013
Conclusion: Force of Nature is a highly effective deodorizer, despite having no harmful chemicals.
Malodor Remaining After Application of Deodorizer
Force of Nature Formula 409 Febreze No Remaining Malodor Medium / Strong Remaining Malodor Medium Remaining Malodor
Laboratory Source: Turi Testing Reports, October/November 2013. Test was odor from spoiled milk in a carton after 3 days.
Carpet Cleaning Efficacy
Conclusion: Force of Nature is highly effective in carpet cleaning, despite having no harmful chemicals.
Cleaning Efficacy Force of Nature Food Stains Parity To Resolve Carpet Cleaner Pet Accidents & Odors Parity To Resolve Carpet Cleaner Ground-in Dirt Parity To Resolve Carpet Cleaner
We suggest 1st testing rugs & carpets in an inconspicuous spot to confirm colorfastness.
Laboratory Source: Turi Testing Reports, October 2016. Industry Standard Spectrometry Test Results.