FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does Microban 24’s protection last? What bacteria and viruses does it kill? Where can it be used? The following are answers to the most common questions healthcare professionals and patients have about Microban 24.
Q. What is Microban 24?
A. Microban 24 is a new way to keep surfaces sanitized for 24 hours. When used as directed for 24 hour sanitizing it kills 99.9% of surface bacteria and keeps surfaces protected from the spread and growth of bacteria for 24 hours, even after multiple touches.*
Q. Does Microban protection begin working immediately?
A. Microban begins to protect as soon as a microorganism comes into contact with a product surface. The antimicrobial protection then works continuously to maintain a consistently lower bio-burden than would be expected on a product without Microban antimicrobial protection.
Q: How does Microban 24 provide surface protection for a full day?
A. The power behind Microban 24 is a multi-layer protective shield on the surface. When used as directed, the multi-layer shield binds the bacteria-fighting ingredient to the surface, and protects even after multiple touches
Q. Can Microban 24 kill the Coronavirus?
A. Microban 24 Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray have been approved by Health Canada to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in five minutes when used as directed on hard non-porous surfaces. Microban 24 does not offer 24-hour residual virus protection.
Q: Does Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray kill viruses and bacteria associated with the cold and flu?
A: Yes. When used as directed as a disinfectant, Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses within 5 minutes of being sprayed. When the product is used as directed for 24-hour sanitizing, Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray kills 99.9% of bacteria for 24 hours. Microban 24 does not offer 24-hour residual virus protection.
Q: Which bacteria does Microban 24 protect against for up to 24 hours?
A: Microban 24 provides continuous protection against the Enterobacter aerogenes and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, for up to 24 hours. These two bacteria are representative of the common bacteria that are typically found on the skin and in the gastrointestinal tract
Q. Does Microban 24 provide 24 hour protection against cold and flu viruses?
A. No. When used as directed, Microban initially kills 99.9% of bacteria and cold and flu viruses. Microban 24 does not provide 24-hour residual protection against cold and flu viruses. Microban 24 is effective against bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus & Enterobacter aerogenes) and viruses within 5 minutes. When used as directed, Microban 24 is effective for 24 hours against Staphylococcus aureus & Enterobacter aerogenes bacteria.
Q. Is Microban 24 effective against Norovirus?
A: Microban 24 Sanitizing spray is effective against Norovirus when used as directed. Microban 24 Bathroom Cleaner and Microban 24 Multi-Purpose Cleaner are not.
Q: Is Microban 24 safe to use when pregnant?
A: Microban 24 has been thoroughly evaluated by internal and external health and safety experts so you can confidently recommend it to your pregnant patients.
Q: What are the active ingredients in Microban 24?
A: The active ingredients in the Microban 24 Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Sanitizing Spray are part of a family of ingredients knows as quaternary ammonium compounds (or “quats”). Quats are a class of active ingredients found in many household disinfectants. Quats kill the bacteria and viruses that live on surfaces around the home. In addition, the Microban 24 Bathroom Cleaner also contains the active ingredient, citric acid. To see the full ingredient list of our products, please visit SmartLabel.org
Q: What surfaces can Microban 24 Multi-Purpose Cleaner be used on?
A. It can be used on a variety of non-kitchen, hard surfaces, including plastic, painted wood, sealed wood, painted surfaces, stainless steel, aluminum, glazed porcelain, glazed ceramic, sealed granite and marble.
Q: What surfaces can Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray be used on?
A: It can be used on a variety of hard, non-porous, non-food contact surfaces, including plastic, painted wood, sealed wood, painted surfaces, vinyl, stainless steel, aluminum, glazed porcelain, glazed ceramic, sealed granite and marble.
Q: Can I use Microban 24 in the kitchen or on food surfaces?
A: No, Microban 24 is designed for non-kitchen surfaces such as doorknobs, handles, bathroom counters and other high touch areas in need of 24 hour long-lasting anti-bacterial protection.
Q: Is Microban 24 safe to use around pets (including birds)?
A: Microban 24 has been thoroughly evaluated for use around pets by P&G toxicologists and veterinarians. It can be used as directed on non-food surfaces such as pet crates, litter boxes, and dog beds. Microban 24 should not be used on pets’ food or water dishes. Like all cleaning products, it should be kept out of reach of pets and children to avoid accidental exposure.
Microban 24 Kills 99.9% of bacteria.
Keeps working for 24 hours*.
*When used as directed on hard, non-porous surfaces, effective for 24 hours against Staphylococcus aureus & Enterobacter aerogenes bacteria. Microban 24 does not provide 24-hour residual virus protection.