Forensics Firm Says Disinfectant Foggers Can Damage Electronics

By Jim Sams | May 26, 2020

  • December 7, 2020 at 3:39 pm
    David St Clair says:
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    It’s too bad that neither the authors of the original study nor the author of this article understand the difference between the technologies being used for disinfection. Electrostatic “guns” are sprayers, NOT foggers – the droplet sizes are too large to be defined (by the EPA, who regulates such things) as a fogger. The dispensers that the EPA defines as foggers create a DRY mist, one that wets no surfaces and is excellent around electronics for that reason. There are only 3 companies in the U.S. that produce true foggers, and they each can claim a 99.9999% “kill” rate against pathogens in all the nooks and crannies of complex spaces with no touching required. If one uses electrostatic guns, one must wet the surfaces thoroughly and leave them wet for the contact time of the disinfectant, typically 1-10 minutes. Very, very different results.

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