Chlorine Dioxide is powerful against a broad spectrum of infectious agents. It works fast. It is gentle on hands and healthy tissue. It works as an anti-inflammatory to speed healing and also a deep cleansing maintenance shampoo to prevent disease. When used as directed, the levels of chlorine dioxide used in the J-Kat products are safe and non-toxic. All chlorine dioxide products are NOT alike.
Because chlorine dioxide is a gas, it historically has been virtually impossible to package or use in small-scale, topical applications. This 2-chamber technology system, first patented by Howard Alliger of Frontier Pharmaceutical, Inc. combines two component parts at the time of use. Chlorine dioxide (gas) is released into a solution or gel at a controlled concentration. The generation of chlorine dioxide is immediate, and the resulting product is a highly effective topical medication for wounds and skin lesions. Frontier has also created a single part system and uses it in the J-Kat products of DioxiGuard 78 Spray and DioxiGuard 72 PLUS Spray that kill ringworm in minutes.
Many ask if chlorine dioxide is bleach. While it has chlorine in its name, its chemistry is very different from the corrosive chemistry of chlorine bleach. The primary differences are that J-Kat products have a non-toxic chlorine dioxide formula that is less caustic, safer, and gentler than bleach, and many other antiseptics and antimicrobials, yet, kills bacteria, fungus and viruses.
Chlorine Dioxide Study
Below are the results of the study done by Howard Alliger, developer of the J-Kat products. The products are the veterinary line carried by J-Kat, Inc. .
In Vitro Studies
1) To demonstrate the microbicidal efficacy of this agent some common bacterial, yeast and fungal pathogens found in small animal practice were isolated from clinical cases and exposed to chlorine dioxide spray. The bacteria included Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli . The yeast organism was Malassezia pachydermatis and the fungal organism Microsporum canis. (Ringworm)
A standardized suspension of each bacteria was prepared and the organism was cultured onto two trypticase soy agar plates. One untreated plate was used as a control, the other was mmediately sprayed with chlorine dioxide solution. Both plates were cultured for 18 hours after which they were inspected for growth of bacterial colonies.
The yeast and fungal organisms were isolated and each cultured directly onto two Sabouraud Dextrose Agar plates. One plate of each specimen was sprayed with the chlorine dioxide complex solution immediately and again after 24 hours. The second control plate was untreated. The plates were sealed and incubated for a total of 12 days at room temperature then inspected. The results of this study demonstrated that no growth was observed on any of the chlorine dioxide treated plates on the right side in each photograph taken after the appropriate incubation period whereas abundant growth of bacterial colonies, yeast organisms and fungal elements were noted on the respective control agar plates shown to the left in each of the photographs shown. Identical results were obtained with the cultures of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli which are not shown.
2.) Transmission electron micrographs taken of Pseudomonas spp and Escherichia coli have also demonstrated the antimicrobial effects of chlorine dioxide as a biocide.