In the line of duty, police officers are constantly faced with new contamination hazards such as Covid 19, fentanyl, or other biological or chemical threats. Some are easily recognised while others like blood-borne pathogens, bacteria, and viruses are not.
At Hunter, we have developed our reputation as decontamination experts through our UK and Irish laundry and decontamination HunterCARE® centres which have been playing a key role in protecting our emergency services clients for many years. One of the technologies we use at our HunterCARE® centres is D7, this technology is recognised globally to be the world's most powerful decontamination solution and it is used by organisations such as the FBI, CIA, US Military, and various international law enforcement and emergency services. More recently the use of D7 is being supplied by Hunter throughout the UK and Ireland to the “blue light” sector.
D7 is the world's safest and most effective broad-spectrum disinfectant and chemical decontaminant. Prior to 2012 D7, formally known as DF-200 was exclusively for use by the US Military. The technology has since been licenced for commercial use where it has been deployed across various industries including emergency services, food production and remediation services.
On 26th March, 2020, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its updated "List N" to include D7. List N includes products that meet EPA's criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. D7 has gone on to receive DEFRA approval.
Since the outbreak of Covid 19 our team has supplied thousands of litres of D7 to Police, Fire, and Emergency Responders across the UK and Ireland which has become a key part of their deep cleaning and on-scene decontamination protocols.
Some key factors to D7
- D7 effectively neutralises up to 99.999% of all bacteria, viruses, spores, molds, and chemical & biological hazards.
- The Formula is non-flammable, non-corrosive, contains zero VOCs, and is biodegradable.
- D7 eliminates both vegetative and non-vegetative spores, by chemically cleaving spore walls, and neutralising mycotoxins.
- Easily applied as a foam, fog, mist or direct spray, mopped, or even as a detergent.
- Leaves a non-toxic pH neutral residual barrier to prevent re-contamination.
D7 has also demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to COVID-19 such as Norovirus. D7 can be used against COVID-19 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus.
D7 is a multi-part aqueous solution including hydrogen peroxide and an advanced four-chain quaternary ammonium formulation, D7 has proven its ability to break down and kill the COVID-19 virus. D7 is effective in killing the Norovirus, Staph, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Listeria, E.coli, Staph and Pseudomonas biofilms, PED Virus, Avian Influenza, T. interdigitale and Aspergillus Niger.
Police officers and first responders can use D7 in a variety of decontamination scenarios. D7 is commonly used in situations such as;
- Buildings and public environments.
- Vehicles and appliances.
- Prisons and security facilities.
- PPE and body armor.
- Handcuffs and weapons.
If you would like to find out more on D7, check out our product guide
You can also purchase D7 on our new webshop or contact us at Sales@hunterapparelsolutions.com