The OPTIM advantage:

  • Fast contact time
  • 1 minute bactericidal & virucidal claim
  • 30 second sanitizer
  • 5 minute TB claim

Based on the EPA toxicity categorization of antimicrobial products that ranges from Category I (high toxicity) down to Category IV, OPTIM 33TB has the lowest toxicity category assigned of which precautionary warning label is not required.

This compares with Category II / III warning / caution statements for most leading brands of antimicrobial products.

  • No strong chemical odor
  • Active ingredient breaks down into oxygen and water
  • Non-flammable
  • EPA Cat. 4 for skin & eye irritation
  • 0 HMIS heath hazard rating*
  • EPA Cat. 4: lowest toxicity level on EPA toxicity category

Active Ingredient

EPA Toxicity Category

Single Word Required

Quats + Low % Alcohol Cat. 3 CAUTION
Quats + High % Alcohol Cat. 2 WARNING
Phenolics Cat. 1 DANGER
Common Active Ingredient & AHP
  Phenols QUAT(s) - Alcohols AHP (OPTIM 33TB)

Highly toxic (o-phenylphenol recognized to cause cancer in the state of California - Preposition 65)

Irritating to eyes & skin

May contain hormone disrupting agents

Contain hazardous ingredients

May cause dry skin & eyes and skin irritation

Contribute to poor indoor air quality (VOC's)

EPA Toxicity Level 4 - no warnings required


No noxious fumes & fragrance free

Hazard Facts Combustible

Volatile, flammable and must be stored in well-ventilated area

Poor biodegradability

Classified as non-hazardous and non-flammable

No waste treatment required, biodegradable

Contact Times

Long contact times (e.g. 10 minutes)

Alcohol presence allows for relatively short contact times

Short contact times (1 minute virucidal & bactericidal, 5 minutes TB claim)

Precautionary statements examples

"DANGER", "severely irritating to eyes & skin, combustible", "hazard to humans and domestic animals", "corrosive, causes irreversible eye damage"

"CAUTION", "hazard to humans & domestic animals", "causes eye irritation", "probable mucosal damage may contraindicate the use of gastric lavage", "flammable"

* EPA Toxicity Level 4 - no warnings required, except for the standard statement:  "Keep out of reach of children"

Active Ingredient %

Up to 15%

QUAT-Alcohol:  10-25%, Alcohols:  60-80%

0.5% Hydrogen Peroxide

OPTIM 33TB microbiological effectiveness
   Test organism Contact time

Poliovirus Type 1, HIV-1 Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Strain HTLV-IIIB (HIV-1), Feline Calicivirus, as a surrogate for Norwalk and Norwalk-like viruses, Human Coronavirus, Influenza A, Strain Hong Kong, Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 (HSV-1), Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 2 (HSV-2), Rhinovirus Type 37, Strain 151-1, Rotavirus, Strain WA, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

1 Minute
(at 20°C)


Pseudomonas aeruginosa , Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella choleraesuis, Echerichia coli 0157:H7, MRSA, Enterococcus faecalis VRE, Acinetobacter baumanii

1 Minute
(at 20°C)


Mycobacterium bovis

5 Minutes
(at 20°C)

Broad - spectrum sanitizing

Klebsiella pneumoniae , Salmonella choleraesuis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, VRE, Echerichia coli 0157:H7

30 seconds
(at 20°C)


Dental Advisor Awards 2016 - Surface Disinfectant

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