FAQ’s

1. What is the Halosil Halo Disinfection System?

The Halosil Halo Disinfection System uses a choice of two patented proprietary formulas made from 5% hydrogen peroxide and .01% ionic silver. It is ideal for whole room surface disinfection. The Halo Disinfection System kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi found on pre-cleaned, hard, non-porous surfaces.

2. Is the Halo Disinfection System EPA registered?

Yes. The Halo Disinfection System is EPA registered for surface disinfection under EPA Registration No. 84526-6. HaloSpray All-Purpose Surface Disinfectant is EPA Registered under EPA No. 84526-1.

3. Does the Halosil Halo Disinfection System replace manual cleaning procedures?

No. The Halo Disinfection System is considered as an enhanced cleaning protocol. A gross contaminant clean is always necessary before fogging to remove dirt, debris, dried food and body fluids.

4. Can microorganisms develop immunity to the Halosil Halo Disinfection System?

No. The killing technology is mechanical, whereby the hydroxyls pierce the cell wall and destroy the cell RNA as well as disrupting the ability of the cell to replicate. No super strains can evolve that defeat the killing process.

5. Can Halo Disinfection System fog reach under things such as desks and beds?

Yes. The aerosolized dry-mist of disinfectant dispensed by the HaloFogger® produces positively charged ions that aggressively repel each other and thereby go up, around and under all exposed surfaces killing bacteria, viruses and fungi found on pre-cleaned, hard, non-porous surfaces

6. Will the Halosil Halo Disinfection System damage equipment or surfaces?

No. Utilizing a low concentration (5%) of hydrogen peroxide, the dry-mist immediately breaks down to water and oxygen and evaporates. It will not harm surfaces ,substrates or electronics even after prolonged usage.

7. Is the Halosil Halo Disinfection System expensive to use?

No. It costs about $6.00 to fog a 100 Cu Ft room. The Halosil Disinfection System can disinfect up to 10,000 Cu Ft with one machine in one session for less than $60.00.

8. What microorganism has become the biggest concern for health care professionals?

Clostridium Difficile , a spore forming bacteria, has displaced MRSA as the biggest concern in health care settings. The Halo Disinfection System is EPA validated to kill 99.9999% of C-Difficile Spores.

9. What is a community based infection?

A community based infection is a hospital acquired infection such as MRSA, that has migrated out of the hospital to other health care facilities such as assisted living and nursing homes, and to other community settings such as schools, athletic facilities, municipal transportation, prisons and jails. In many cases these community based microorganisms are more virulent.

10. Why are hospitals and other health care facilities becoming increasingly more interested in proactive disinfection protocols to control hospital acquired infections(HAI’s)?

A combination of factors are affecting this interest. New Medicare hospital reimbursement laws passed in 2008 , disallows reimbursements to hospitals for patients that acquire certain types of infections while in the hospital. For example, a patient that contracts a post op infection may require an additional 2-4 week stay to clear the infection, at a cost of $30-50,000. If proven to be an HAI, the hospital will not be reimbursed nor can the hospital charge the patient. As this law is entering full implementation in 2014, the huge negative financial implications are making a significant impact. Also many States are implementing stringent transparent reporting rules for HAI’s, which will make hospitals more accountable for their infection rates. These factors conjunctive with enhanced awareness from hospital administrators and risk managers, as well as the increased cost of HAI litigation are the driving forces. The Halosil Halo Disinfection System can assist in over coming infection outbreaks and when used proactively, properly and consistently, offer a long term strategy to control HAI’s.