is Versan made of?
Versan is made of a stabilised aqueous solution of
Hypochlorites are known to be
unstable. Is Versan any different?
Yes. The purification process during the manufacture of
Versan reduces the effect of heavy metal ions, which
would normally act as a catalyst to chemically break
down many hypochlorites, causing instability. Therefore
accurate levels of available chlorine can be obtained
Hypochlorite is bleach, which
is toxic. Is Versan toxic also?
No. As stated above, toxicity in hypochlorites is due to
the by-product of their decomposition, sodium chlorate.
Versan therefore decomposes into water and a small
amount of sodium chloride (salt).
What are the main properties of
It is known that Versan can be
used as a disinfecting agent, but can it sterilise?
Versan will chemically sterilise as long as the
requirements for chemical sterilisation with
hypochlorites are carried out. These are:
( a ) Scrupulous attention to the pre-cleaning process
for the item to be sterilised.
( b ) Stability of the active agent.
( c ) That the article to be sterilised is of a material
compatible with hypochlorite and is so constructed that
it can be cleaned properly and liquid can flow over all
Will Versan have the same
effect as bleach on a work surface?
No. Bleaches are usually concentrated to between 5 and
10% and can contain thick detergents to withstand
rinsing and flushing. They are dangerous to handle at
this concentration. They will leave chemicals behind on
the surface which will chemically contaminate and taint
food. The bleach may also harm the work surface.
Although Versan is less concentrated, it will still have
the same germ killing effect as bleach.
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