Disinfecting beyond Covid? Leave it to Vital Oxide.

When it comes to fully disinfecting a facility, our most trusted product is Vital Oxide.  It is 99.999% effective against most viruses including Covid-19. It is also designed to be equally effective against all types of bacteria, mold, and mildew. As a bonus, by removing so many contaminants it acts to remove odors — right from the source.

NLC Solutions uses electronic sprayers to generate a fine mist of electrostatically charged Vital Oxide disinfecting solution.  The positive charge causes it to cling to any surface it gets near. Vital Oxide is "an all-in-one EPA-registered hospital disinfectant, cleaner, sanitizer, mold and mildew remover, and allergen and odor eliminator." Manufactured by Vital Solutions, Vital Oxide has become widely used primarily because of its EPA approval for use against COVID-19. The qualities that make Vital Oxide special are its versatility and effectiveness against most other viruses, bacteria, mold, and mildew. This article will help you understand what makes Vital Oxide so special and why it is rated as totally safe for people, animals, and even for use on food prep surfaces.


Vital Oxide harnesses the power of oxygen – in the form of stabilized chlorine dioxide – to create a fast-acting, environmentally-friendly, effective broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent. Major points on this solution are:

• Chlorine dioxide is a versatile disinfectant that was introduced to the U.S. in the 1940s to disinfect drinking water. It’s very different from chlorine bleach — no harsh odor and no corrosive result when mixed with water. Chlorine dioxide breaks down into water, oxygen, and common table salt. 

• Chlorine dioxide (CLO2) is considered an excellent bactericide, fungicide and antimicrobial agent.  CLO2 is a strong oxidant that works by removing a single electron from other compounds during a chemical reaction. By taking electrons from microbes, the microbe’s molecular bonds weaken and the cell breaks apart. This process alters the proteins involved in their structure, resulting in the death of the microbe. Fast acting, it prevents microorganisms from mutating and developing resistance. 

• The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes chlorine dioxide for use as a drinking water disinfectant, and it is included in the World Health Organization's (WHO) Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. Other uses include: during Anthrax attacks; in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; to disinfect hospitals and other healthcare environments, in food processing; and most recently to help combat SARS-CoV-2. 

Safe to use everywhere, no protective gear needed for application.

Vital Oxide has no added fragrances, dyes, preservatives, or respiratory irritants. It earns the lowest toxicity level that the EPA gives for (disinfectant) applications – Category 4 – no personal protection equipment while applying it. Use on food prep surfaces without rinsing. Vital Oxide is NSF certified to kill 99.999% of bacteria, including common foodborne illnesses like E. coli and Salmonella. 

An environmentally friendly choice

Vital Oxide’s main ingredient, chlorine dioxide, breaks down into water, oxygen, and simple salt, once it has done its job. This makes it an excellent environmental choice. And because it replaces bleach, conventional disinfectants, deodorizers, and many kitchen and bathroom cleaners, it eliminates the need for for them – and all that extra plastic.

Vital Oxide – powerful enough to be your main weapon against Covid-19, yet safe enough for cleaning and disinfecting around people, pets, even food preparation areas. It is a perfect choice for disinfecting when you have large areas to treat or high-traffic areas that need more frequent applications.