Disinfecting & Sanitizing Efficacy
Force of Nature is an EPA registered medical-grade disinfectant that kills 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, mold and mildew including Norovirus, Salmonella, Influenza A, Staph, MRSA, Listeria, and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa when used as directed on hard non-porous surfaces. It kills respiratory viruses and the viruses that cause flus**. The EPA has registered Force of Nature for disinfecting and sanitizing hospitals, intensive care units, veterinary hospitals, daycares, schools and more. The EPA registration number is 93040-1.
The EPA registers 3 types of disinfectants based on their pathogen-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.
SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus, Delta Variant, 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 SARS-CoV-2 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 variants of SARS-CoV-2. Genetic changes to the virus do not impact the efficacy of disinfectants. See EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy information.
Force of Nature is on EPA’s List Q, the disinfectants approved for use against monkeypox virus. Force of Nature has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses harder to kill than monkeypox virus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Force of Nature can be used against monkeypox virus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus on hard non-porous surfaces. See EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy information.
Force of Nature meets surface disinfection requirements for OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standards.
EPA Registration Process
To receive federal EPA registration, the product is tested using extremely rigorous EPA required testing protocols across multiple batches of product. Suppliers, purity, concentration & processing of all individual ingredients must be approved, with strict statistical limits on all. The product also goes through rigorous safety reviews. EPA state registration information here.
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
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 surrogate for Norovirus
Force of Nature’s cleaning and deodorizing efficacy was tested 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%|
|% 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.