Respiratory syncytial virus – RSV is in the news! (10/25/22)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly contagious, seasonal lung infection. It’s a common childhood illness that can affect adults too. Most cases are mild, with cold-like symptoms. Severe infection leads to pneumonia and bronchiolitis. Washing your hands and other common good hygiene practices help prevent spreading RSV.
Is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) a seasonal illness?
Yes, like the flu, RSV is a seasonal illness. It occurs in most areas of the U.S., starting in late fall and lasting through early spring.
Is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) contagious? How is it spread? How long does it last?
Yes, RSV is highly contagious — particularly during the three- to seven-day period a person has symptoms. Some infants and people with weakened immune systems may remain contagious for as long as four weeks.
The virus is spread through close contact when an infected person sneezes or coughs, and the virus becomes airborne and gets into your body through your eyes, nose or mouth. It’s also spread by touching objects that the virus has landed on and then touching your face. RSV can live on hard surfaces for many hours.
What products are effective against RSV?
Under the Airx brand –
CitroRX (RTU- 5 min. contact time), RX44 ACE (2 oz per gal- 10 min. contact time), RX44 HDQ (2 oz per gal- 10 min. contact time), RX78+ (1 oz per gal – 10 min. contact time)
Under the Truekleen brand –
Kleen 64 (2 oz per gal- 10 min. contact time)
For efficacy data sheets, click here
Up-to-date Monkeypox information (6/5/22)
US EPA has now activated the Emerging Viral Pathogens, or EVP, policy for Monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is an enveloped virus that belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus of the Poxviridae family.
EPA’s Emergency Guidance
When rare or novel viruses cause outbreaks of disease, there may be few if any disinfectants that have been tested and registered for use against that specific pathogen. To prepare for situations like these, EPA created the EVP guidance, a voluntary process which allows disinfectant manufacturers to submit data to EPA demonstrating a product’s efficacy against difficult-to-inactivate viruses.
The following Bullen branded products have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to Monkeypox virus on hard non-porous surfaces. Therefore, these can be used against Monkeypox virus when used in accordance with the directions for use against specific enveloped virus claim for each product on hard non-porous surfaces. See the specific dwell time for each product.
Bullen brand disinfectants effective against viruses similar to Monkeypox
Ready to use
RX Spray N Go – dwell time of 1 minute (1839-220 SC-RTU Disinfectant Cleaner)
RX75 and Poten AB – dwell time of 3 minutes (1839-83 Spray Disinfectant Pump Spray)
CitroRx – dwell time of 5 minutes (34810-35)
RX79+- dwell time 10 minutes (498-179 Spray on Spray Disinfectant)
RX 75 Wipes – dwell time of 1 minutes (1839-174)
RX44 HDQ, Septin-420 – dwell time of 10 minutes (1839-95 Disinfectant Cleaner) 2 ounces per gal.
RX44 ACE, Kleen 64 – dwell time of 10 minutes (10324-154 Disinfectant Cleaner) 2 ounces per gal.
RX78+ – dwell time of 10 minutes (10324-155 Disinfectant Cleaner) 1 ounce per gal.
C-1000 Quat Sanitizer – dwell time of 10 minutes (1839-86) See label for dilutions
Click here for the pdf covering the emergency guidance
February 7th, 2020, the start of CoV-2 coverage
A little over two years ago (2/7/20) the pandemic started to gain a foothold and we had no idea what was coming. Below is the first episode of a weekly update that we started to inform our customers on supply chain issues. We also tried to educate people on best practices for pathogen control. This video has been viewed over 30,000 times and growing.
Spray N Go is now shown on EPA N-List as having a 30 second dwell time against CoV-2
Click here for the updated EPA N List update 2/22
Online training from the new Bullen Broadcast Studio
In these days of social distancing our training center that was built for hosting sessions with 25-40 people has been transformed into a full time streaming studio. Next week (11/11-13th) we will be streaming daily for 7+ hours. In the future, we will be hosting virtual sales meetings, end-user training, educational sessions, and much more. This continues the Bullen innovation we pioneered with the first industry podcast, Jancast.com that won the ISSA Innovation award for 2005.
Click here the link for the EPA statement on electrostatic sprayers
Click here to download the New Pathogen Control Manual (8.5×11)
We are back in stock for most of our more popular disinfectant products, check with your sales associate for more info.
We have now all of our spray systems in stock. To learn more about our units and their features and benefits click here
Click here to download the Bullen Pathogen Control Manual> NEW Pathogen control manual
Covid-19 Products and Procedures
The Bullen Companies has an extensive history with odor and pathogen control with it’s Airx Labs brand and a broad list of EPA approved products. Bullen and Airx developed long before electrostatic sprayers came on the market a reliable, inexpensive spray system for a variety of surfaces. We were a major supplier to the end user market when the SARS outbreak occurred. Now we have Covid-19 and Bullen continues to lead the industry with its innovative spray non-electric spray systems and short dwell time disinfectants.
Watch this video to see the facts about the different spray systems.
Proper procedures are almost more important the product being used. Things like reading the label for how to use the product and dwell time are critical. The Pathogen Control Manual (link below) shows you how to properly use disinfectants with sprayers, mops and other applicators
Our disinfectants listed below have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, these products can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) when used in accordance with the directions for use against Rotovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces (per the Emerging Viral Pathogen Guidance).
The Bullen branded products that the Emerging Viral Pathogen Guidance would fall under for Coronavirus are–
1839-220 SC-RTU Disinfectant Cleaner (RX Spray N Go), dwell time of 30 seconds
1839-83 Spray Disinfectant Pump Spray (RX75 and Poten AB), dwell time of 1 minutes
1839-95 Disinfectant Cleaner (RX109A) dwell time of 10 minutes
1839-97 Disinfectant Cleaner (RX44 HDQ, Septin-420), dwell time of 10 minutes
1839-17 Towelettes (RX75 Wipes) dwell time of 10 minutes
10324-154 Disinfectant Cleaner (RX44 ACE, Kleen 64) dwell time of 10 minutes
10324-155 Disinfectant Cleaner (RX78+), dwell time of 10 minutes)
10324-167 Disinfectant Cleaner (RX15, Spearmint), dwell time 10 minutes
498-179 Spray on Spray Disinfectant (RX79+), dwell time 10 minutes
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Spray N Go Product info
One of the shortest dwell times for disinfection available at 5 minutes for the Norovirus (same dwell time for Covid-19).
RX Spray N Go system brochure
RX Spray N Go (SPEC) 2
Spray N Go Efficacy vs VO (Vital Oxide)
Click here for Truekleen brand EPA info
WIPE -RX System
We currently our out of stock on the Wipe-Rx program. You can use our Micron Wipes with any of the disinfectants and reuse them over and over after washing. Click here for info: Micron wipe spec
Using the Wipe RX system you can create a disposable wipe system that uses RX44 ACE, RX44HDQ or RX78+. One quart of disinfectant solution makes one bucket or 90 – 12″x12.5″ wipes. Here are the configurations of how we sell the system-
STARTER CASE – 5 rolls of 12”x12.5”- 90 count each 1 each labels for RX78+, RX44 ACE, RX15, RX101 & Bleach 1 measure device
REFILL CASE – 6 rolls of 12”x12.5”- 90 count each 1 each labels for RX78+, RX44 ACE, RX44 HDQ, RX15, RX101 & Bleach. 1 measure device
BUCKET BOX– 6 Refillable Wipe RX Buckets 1 each labels for RX78+, RX44 ACE & HDQ, RX15, RX101 & Bleach
Click here to download the Wipe RX information: (NEW) wipe-RX (SPEC) 2
Click here to download the Wipe RX How to Brochure: wiperx how to sheet
The most unique EPA disinfectant product is Spray N Go. It is a ready to use formulation with 2-10 minute dwell time, depending on the pathogen (most are 5-10 minutes). See the video below on the difference between a 2 minute and 10 minute as well the use of electrostatic sprayers.
Note: This video was filmed before Covid-19. The dwell time for Spray N Go against Covid-19 is 5 minutes. Still much easier to do a job with 5 minutes versus 10.
Spray-N-Roll II Dual Tip Spray System and Spray N Go Mini
The Spray-N-Roll and Spray N Go Mini will make cleaning and disinfecting your facility quick and easy.
Perfect for applying the Airx Spray-N-Go disinfectant to grocery carts, bathroom fixtures, gym equipment, cabinets, chairs, animal holding areas and much more.
• No batteries, unlimited use, no charge time to worry about.
• One third the cost of electrostatic sprayers.
• Spray N Roll holds 2.5 gallons of Airx Spray-N-Go, covers up to 25,000 sq.ft. per tank using the provided spray tip.
• The Spray N Go Mini holds 1.5 litres or 50 ounces of product and is small and easy to use
Use the link below to down load the pathogen control manual to learn proper procedures for the use ours and others disinfectant products
Pathogen Control Manual
This document will show you proper procedures and products to be used for disinfection.
Click here to download the Pathogen control manual
EPA Sub registration
Half of Bulllen’s business private branding. If you would like purchase the above EPA registered products or others we can assist you in setting that up and making formulations under your label.