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Adverse effects

An adverse effect is an undesired harmful effect resulting from a medication or other intervention, such as surgery.
It may also be termed a “side effect”, when judged to be secondary to a main or therapeutic effect.

All-purpose

Able to be used in many different ways or situations.

Australian made and owned

It’s a certification for products genuinely made in Australia using minimum 80% local componentry and labour, and owned or controlled by persons who are Australian citizens or Australian residents; by buying “Australian made and owned” goods you are doing your country’s economy a favour.

Certified organic

For organic producers, certification identifies suppliers of products approved for use in certified operations. For consumers, “certified organic” serves as a product assurance, similar to “low fat”, “100% whole wheat”, or “no artificial preservatives”.
In the present context, it means free of synthetic additives like pesticides, chemical fertilizers and dyes, and not processed using industrial solvents, irradiation or genetic engineering.

The Australian Certified Organic Standard is one of the most respected and rigorous standards in the world for organic production, and is published by organic industry not-for-profit representative group, Australian Organic.

Eco-friendly

Not harmful to the environment.

Effectiveness

The activity of disinfectants against microorganisms depends on a number of factors, some of which are intrinsic qualities of the organism, others are the chemical and external physical environment. One method to determine the effectiveness of a disinfecting agent is to swab the surfaces before and after its use to confirm if use has produced a significant (≥99.99%) reduction in germs.

Electrochemical activation

The process of passing a small electrical current, through a special electrochemical cell, into a solution of tap water and salt.
As a technology, it is the production and subsequent use of electrochemically activated water both in water treatment and purification processes, and as a medium or reagent in versatile processes to control a physical or chemical reaction, saving energy, time, and materials.

Green product

It is a product whose attributes and/or production use recycling (renewable / toxic-free / biodegradables) resources and which improves environmental impact or reduces environmental toxic damage throughout its entire life cycle.

Harsh chemicals

Ungentle and unpleasant in action or effect; overly intense or powerful; physically discomforting.

Hospital-grade disinfectant

Means a disinfectant that is registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as a hospital-level disinfectant and that performs the functions of bactericides (kill harmful bacteria), virucides (kill pathogenic viruses), and fungicides (destroy fungi). Typically, the product is suitable for general purpose disinfection of building and fitting surfaces, and purposes not involving medical devices or surfaces likely to come into contact with broken skin.

Metastable products

In chemistry and physics, metastability denotes an intermediate energetic state within a dynamical system other than the system’s state of least energy. A ball resting in a hollow on a slope is a simple example of metastability: if the ball is only slightly pushed, it will settle back into its hollow, but a stronger push may start the ball rolling down the slope.

Patent pending

The phrase patent pending is marked on a product as a notice that its inventor has begun the process of applying for exclusive rights to use, sell, or license the product. The patent-pending notice is meant to warn potential copycats that they may be sued if they copy the idea, if and when the patent is approved. It also establishes the fact that a patent application has been filed and thus would have priority over any application to patent a substantially identical idea that was filed on a later date.

Pharmaceutical grade

A pharmaceutical-grade compound is defined as “any active or inactive drug, biologic or reagent, for which a chemical purity standard has been established by a recognized national or regional pharmacopeia”.

Produced naturally

A natural product is a chemical compound or substance produced by a living organism – that is, found in nature.
In the broadest sense, natural products include any substance produced by life.

Quat disinfectants

Quaternary ammonium compounds are sometimes referred to as quats. They are cationic surfactants (positively charged surface-active agents) that impact cell walls and membranes after relatively long contact times.

Their permanent positive charge makes them bind readily to the negatively charged surface of most microbes.
Quats are generally irritant to the skin even at low concentrations (e.g., greater than 0.1%).

Sanitiser

Substance or product used to reduce pathogens (such as bacteria) on surfaces.
In general, a sanitiser is less effective than a disinfectant (e.g., 99.9% instead of 99.99%).

Stability

In materials science, a chemical substance is said to be stable if it retains its useful properties on the timescale of its expected usefulness.

Super-oxidized solution

Also known as anolyte solution and oxidative potential water, it is an electrochemically processed solution made from water and sodium chloride (NaCl), largely used as a topical antiseptic option for chronic wounds.

Toxicological effects

Toxicity of a chemical/drug refers to the adverse effect on the whole organism (e.g., animal), particular organ (e.g., liver), or substructure of the organism (e.g., cell). In general, toxicological effects depend on the concentration and duration of exposure.