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What is RenaSan?

RenaSan is an antiseptic designed to effectively manage skin, eye, ear and hoof conditions caused by micro-organisms. It can also be used as a disinfectant to sanitise bedding, tack and equipment to both disinfect and eliminate odours, especially urine odours. It kills 99.9999% of pathogens and has a very low contact time of just a few seconds meaning it is very effective at killing pathogens quickly. It is available in a number of packaging formats and is supplied ready to use. The active ingredient is hypochlorous acid.

What is hypochlorous?

Hypochlorous is produced naturally in human and animal immune systems. It is the substance the cells in our bodies use to fight infections and kill invading pathogens.

Hypochlorous is not only one of the most effective known biocides capable of killing 99.9999% of all pathogens in seconds, it is also the safest and poses no risk to animals or humans, indeed it can be used to kill bacteria in drinking water. It is also readily biodegradable and completely environmentally friendly.

Is RenaSan officially approved for animal use?

Yes it is. RenaSan is compliant with European Biocidal Products Regulations (EU528/2012). It is also Type 3 Veterinary approved. This means RenaSan has been extensively tested for efficacy and safety for humans, animals and the environment.

RenaSan is the only stabilized hypochlorous product for sale currently in the EU to be approved and therefore legal.

How does RenaSan compare to other hypochlorous products on the market?

If you are going to put any product on an animal it is really important that you check that the product has been fully tested for effectiveness and safety. As part of our approval under the EU Biocidal Products Regulations and our approval for veterinary use, every element of the product has been independently tested. RenaSan is the only stabilized hypochlorous product on sale in the EU to be compliant and approved under these regulations and is therefore the only such product to be legal.

RenaSan contains only three ingredients, water, salt and hypochlorous. In other words hypochlorous is a saline solution. We are able to achieve this purity because of the design of the electrodialysis cell used in our manufacturing process. RenaSan is uncontaminated by any other chemicals.

Some other products on the market claim to be hypochlorous but are in fact acidified bleach. Acidifying bleach causes a chemical reaction which releases hypochlorous but the solution also contains chlorine and  hypochlorite which are aggressive substances. These products are also unstable and can decay rapidly making them ineffective. The stability of RenaSan has been independently verified as part of our EU approval.

Because other products are made from acidified bleach, they are unstable and progressively get more acidic. We regularly test competitor products that claim to be pH neutral which for animal skin is approximately pH 6 but these products can be much more acidic at pH 3.5 as they decay.

Have there been any independent trials carried out to confirm the products efficacy?

Our products have been rigorously tested under independent, nationally accredited laboratory conditions and in the field. In terms of accreditation RenaSan has been independently tested in UK laboratories and complies with:

BSEN 14561 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative carrier test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity for instruments used in the medical area.

BSEN 13727 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants for instruments used in the medical area.

BSEN 1650 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.

BSEN 13624 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity in the medical area.

BSEN 14562 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative carrier test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity for instruments used in the medical area.

BSEN 14476 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Virucidal quantitative suspension test for chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in human medicine.

BSEN 1040 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of basic bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics.

BSEN 1276 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics . Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.

BSEN 13697 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative non-porous surface test for the evaluation of bactericidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.

BSEN 13704 – Chemical disinfectants. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of sporicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.

BSEN 1656 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area.

BSEN 14204 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of mycobactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area.

BSEN 14561 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants for instruments used in the medical area.

BSEN 1650 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.

What are the European Biocidal Products Regulations?

The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) concerns the placing on the market and use of biocidal products, which are used to protect humans, animals, materials or articles against harmful organisms like pests or bacteria, by the action of the active substances contained in the biocidal product. This regulation aims to improve the functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection for humans, animals and the environment.

All biocidal products require an authorisation and the active substances contained in that biocidal product must be approved to be legally on sale.

Is RenaSan COSHH rated?

All chemicals have to be COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) rated and have a materials safety data sheet. The data sheet for Renasan and the science that was presented to the European Union to gain approval under the European Union Biocidal Products Regulations for biocides and disinfectants, confirms that there are no toxicity or environmental risks with Renasan. The MSDS is available on request.

Why haven’t I seen this before?

Hypochlorous was discovered in the 19th century by a British scientist. It was actually manufactured for the first time in the 1960’s.

There was always a problem however in that no one was able to make a stable version that had a shelf life so it could be packaged. The only organisations that could take advantage of this incredible product were large scale industrial and agricultural operations such as dairy and poultry units, where they produced non-stable hypochlorous onsite for immediate use.

Our team of scientists have worked out how to stabilise the active ingredient so we can now make it available to everyone.

What is the pH of RenaSan?

The pH of RenaSan is neutral at pH 6. This means it won’t sting.

Can RenaSan be transferred to other containers?

We don’t recommend this as RenaSan needs to be protected from UV rays. All our packaging is UV protected to a very high standard.

How should RenaSan be stored.

RenaSan should be stored out of direct sunlight, other than that there are no specific storage requirements.

What is RenaSan effective against?

RenaSan effectively kills bacteria, viruses, yeasts, fungus, moulds and spores.

Are RenaSan Products Competition Safe?

Yes, all RenaSan products are completely safe, do not contain any banned substances and adhere to all jockey club, FEI and competition rules.

Where is RenaSan made?

RenaSan is made and produced in the UK.

The initial science was started in the UK and the RenaSan product is produced for us by Aqualution who we work very closely with to ensure the best possible product is brought to the market.

Are the RenaSan First Aid Spray, RenaSan Equine and RenaSan Antiseptic Solution products the same formula?

Yes, all our RenaSan products are the same formula, they are just packaged differently according to the container sizes.

Can I use it on reptiles?

Yes RenaSan can be used on all reptiles. RenaSan is also particularly effective at sanitizing reptiles as salmonella can often be present on reptile skin and thus cause risk to their human handlers.

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