What Dew doesn’t have…
Dew contains no harsh chemicals. After use, Dew breaks down to salt and water, leaving behind nothing that could harm your family, pets or the planet.
Dew is free from fragrance, alcohol, parabens, it is skin compatible and vegan-friendly.
Traditional disinfectants, such as chlorine, bleach and alcohol, are effective at killing germs but bring their own problems. They can exacerbate skin complaints and respiratory issues, as well as having a severe adverse effect on the environment.
Other eco brands still have to use specific chemicals to be effective, the term ‘plant based’ is often used as a clever marketing gimmick. They are an improvement however they still carry safety symbols which shows how unsafe they are to you and yours.
If they recommend using rubber gloves, it tells you everything you need to know.
So what is it Dew does have?
Dew uses the technology of electrolysed water.
We take a solution of de-ionised water and high purity salt and apply a small electrical charge to the brine.
This divides the brine into two solutions, each with its own active ingredient.
The Dew range has either a positive or negative charged solution, so all products refill from either the blue (+) or the green (-) refill containers.
Dew Superclean (our all-purpose cleaner & degreaser) is negatively charged and creates sodium hydroxide to dissolve grease, the small electric charge on the water molecule polarises Dew on the surface magnifying the efficacy while giving a streak-free clean. Superclean will clean almost every surface, however it is non corrosive so won’t unblock your sink.
Dew Disinfect is positively charged and creates hypochlorous acid (HOCl). This is known as “nature’s germ killer” and is what your own immune system produces to fight off viral infections.
Hypochlorous acid occurs naturally in the human body – so no need for rubber gloves - and is some 80 times more effective than alcohol or bleach-based products at destroying bacteria and viruses.
The positive charge on the water molecule disrupts the outer wall of pathogens in seconds. It’s oxidising agent destroys viruses.
Does anyone else make electrolysed water?
Yes, is the short answer, however most products on the market are unstable and don’t last very long.
Dew is a world leader in a new class of disinfectants. Dew’s unique advanced technology separates the positive and negative water molecules, which is critical to the stability, safety and effectiveness of the product. Having stabilised HOCL it is now readily available as a commodity product. Dew HOCL is pure and unmatched in quality.
Dew products are not hazardous to health, so don’t need any personal protective equipment or COSHH(Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulation.
All Dew disinfection products have successfully been tested to BS EN (European Standard) testing protocols.
In order to comply with the registration requirement of the UK/EU Biocide Regulation Act.[hyperlink to https://echa.europa.eu/regulations/biocidal-products-regulation/legislation] EU 528/2012 Dew is listed under Article 95 of that regulation, for Product Types 1 to 5.
BS EN 1499 - Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics: Hygienic hand wash
BS EN 1500 - Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics: Hygienic hand rub
BS EN 1650 - Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas
BS EN 13623 - Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity against Legionella
BS EN 13697 - Quantitative Surface Test for the Evaluation of Bactericidal or Fungicidal Activity
BS EN 14476 - Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics – Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Virucidal Activity in the Medical Area Additionally, Ecoanolytes has chosen to supplement these mandatory tests with:
BS EN 901 - A European standard for substances used in the disinfection of water fit for human consumption
BS EN 1276 - Chemical Disinfectants Bactericidal Activity Testing