Frequently Asked Questions about VIRES SEVEN.
Q1. Is it effective against Coronavirus?
On June 26, 2020, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry confirmed effectiveness of “hypochlorite acid water” for new coronavirus inactivation. Our products ‘VIRES SEVEN’ are classified as this “hypochlorous acid water”.
Q2. Is it possible to spray it directly on hands and fingers?
As shown on the label of the spray product, “NOTE: Do not inhale directly and spray directly on people and pets”.
However, the pH of this product is adjusted to be weakly acidic so that it could be used safely even if you touch it, and it is a skin-friendly aqueous solution. (pH5.5~6.5)
As a proof, we have conducted a test by a third-party organization and verified that there is no irritation.
However, it is not a pharmaceutical product and cannot recommended for hand sanitization.
Q3. What is the percentage of concentration, and how much pH value is in this product?
We manufacture this product with a chlorine concentration of 200 ppm in ppm, 0.02% in percentage, and a pH value of 5.5 to 6.5. Both are measured values at the time of manufacture.
The manufacturing date is stated on all products.
Ex) 200423 → April 23, 2020
Q4. Is it the same as diluted chlorine bleach (Heiter etc.) or sodium hypochlorite?
Not the same.
This product is hypochlorous acid water whose pH value is adjusted with dilute hydrochloric acid after being diluted with pure water using sodium hypochlorite as a raw material. The liquid is weakly acidic. On the other hand, common chlorine bleaching agents are mainly composed of sodium hypochlorite, and liquid is alkalinity. Different liquid properties have different safety and inactivation rates for viruses and germs.
Q5. How long will it take to expect an effect after spraying?
It takes about 20 seconds.
On June 26, 2020, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced it “20 seconds or more”.
Q6. Is it a food additive?
This product is not a food additive.
The raw material sodium hypochlorite is a food additive.
Q7. Is it possible to spray it on the mask?
Please be assured that the safety has been verified by an acute oral toxicity test conducted by a third-party organization.
If you are worried about the smell or dampness, please use after drying naturally.
(A slight chlorine odor may remain.)
Q8. Is it possible to use it for doorknobs and metal containers?
It can be used, but it may rust if left for a long time after spraying. Wipe with a clean towel for about 20 seconds before use.
Q9. Is there an expiration date?
Spray bottle products have an expiration date of about one year from the date of manufacture when it is unopened, and about 3 months after opening.
Cubitainer products have an expiration date of about one year from the date of manufacture when it is unopened, and about 6 months after opening.
Q10. How to store?
We recommend it storing in a cool and dark place.
Under direct sunlight, high temperatures, and ultraviolet rays, the chlorine concentration may drop and the liquid properties may change.
Regarding the container, the spray bottle product uses a special light-shielding bottle.
Please do not transfer it to another container.