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Official Statement from Roxton Industries on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak:

by Jon Hodge January 30, 2020

Official Statement from Roxton Industries on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak:

Given the recent developments with the Coronavirus outbreak and the amount of false news flying around the internet, we feel it is necessary to outline where Roxton Industries stands as a supplier of disinfectant products and a resource for credible, factual news.

At this time, we are using the CDC and the WHO as our main resources to ensure that we are spreading facts not fiction through our social media posts and when relaying information to customers that may be concerned. When it comes to the use of disinfectants, like our Roxton Health Canada Approved wipes, to aid in the control and spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Regular hand-washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  • Avoiding contact with eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoiding close contact with individuals who are sick
  • Avoiding animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat)
  • Remaining at home when individuals have symptoms such as a persistent cough, fever, diarrhea, and chills

For those who do not understand what the Coronavirus is, this summary created by the University of Maryland, using information from the WHO and CDC, will help you better understand what it is. We have included links to both the CDC and the WHO, as they are the most credible resources on this subject at this time. We strongly suggest you use these sources as references as you read through articles on social media and the news. 

“Coronaviruses are part of a family of viruses that can affect humans and are commonly found in many different species of animals. Symptoms are usually those of the common cold and can include a dry cough, fever, or chills. More severe cases can occur in individuals with weakened immune systems and the elderly.” (University of Maryland, Joanne Morrison).
The Coronavirus family of viruses has been around for a very long time. It includes outbreaks like 2003’s SARS and 2012’s MERS outbreaks.

For those looking for more information about what our disinfectant wipes are approved by Health Canada to kill, please refer to the following information, which can be found on each product page AND on the labels of each product:

 

The Roxton Disinfectant Wipes are 99.9% effective in killing common bacteria:

Campylobacter jejuni 60 seconds*                                                                           

Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) (ATCC 6538), 60 seconds*
Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 4352) 60 seconds*                                                   

Listeria monocytogenes (ATCC 35152), 60 seconds*
Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 (ATCC 43895) 60 seconds*                                            

* Surface must remain visibly wet for the time indicated

 

The Roxton Disinfectant Wipe is an effective bactericidal and fungicide in the presence of organic soil (5% blood serum) against:

Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 (ATCC 43895)5 minutes**                                 

Salmonella enterica (ATCC 10708) 5 minutes**
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 15442)5 minutes**                                     

Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) (ATCC 6538) 5 minutes**
Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep) (ATCC 19615) 5 minutes**                                   

Community Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus- CA-MRSA (Genotype USA400) 5 minutes**
Community Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus CA-MRSA (Genotype USA300) 5 minutes**                                                                           

CVancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) 5 minutes**
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 5 minutes**                            

Vancomycin intermediate resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) 5 minutes**
HIV-1 5 minutes**                                                                                                       

Influenza A2/Japan 5 minutes**
Influenza A and is expected to inactivate all other Influenza A type viruses including 2009 H1N1 5 minutes**                                                                           

Trichophyton mentagrophytes (ATCC 9533) 3 minutes**

** Surface must remain visibly wet for the time indicated

 

Roxton Disinfectant Wipes is an effective disinfectant against:                                                  
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (ATCC VR-260) 5 minutes***                                               

Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (ATCC VR-734) 5 minutes***

*** Surface must remain visibly wet for the time indicated

 




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