Comparison of Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant II to Common Disinfectants All From 1 Supply
Comparator Concrobium®
Broad Spectrum Disinfectant II
Shockwave RTU
Lemonex III Disinfectant
Virex II
Regular Bleach
Formula Botanically-derived and plant-based using Thymol

  Eco-Friendly Plant-Based Formula
Quaternary ammonium chlorides Quaternary ammonium compounds Quaternary ammonium compounds Sodium Hypochlorite
Effective Against Effective against Sars-CoV-2 (coronavirus), MRSA, HIV-1 (AIDS Virus), Human Rotavirus, influenza viruses including Pandemic 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) and other viruses, molds, mildew and bacteria. Effective against Sars-CoV-2 and 120 organism kill claims including Aspergillus niger, Penecillium spinulosum, E. coli, Salmonella, HIV, Hepatitis-B, Herpes, Poliovirus, and microbial organisms. Kills a variety of viruses, bacteria, fungi and is effective against Sars-CoV-2 (Novel 2019 coronavirus) when used as directed on appropriate surfaces. Kills HIV-1, VRE, MRSA, GRSA, MRSE, VISA, PRSP, Herpes Simplex Types 1&2, Influenza Type A2, Adenovirus, Rotavirus and other viruses, bacteria, fungi including Sars-Cov-2 (Novel 2019 coronavirus) Kills bacteria, fungi, mold, mildew and viruses including Sars-Cov-2 (Novel 2019 coronavirus).
EPA-registered Yes. approved for use against
SARS-CoV-2. Bactericide, tuberculocide, virucide and fungicide. EPA Reg #34810-25-82552
Yes, EPA Reg #61178-2-73884 Yes, EPA Reg #1839-95-1270 Yes, EPA Reg#70627-24 Yes, EPA Reg #5813-100
Toxic/Hazardous No. Possible mild skin irritation and/or slight eye irritation with prolonged exposure. Optionally use PPE for prolonged exposure.

  Non-Toxic Formula
Yes. Respiratory irritant. Skin irritant. Causes irreversible eye damage and skin burns. Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing. Yes. Corrosive. Severe eye irritation. Skin irritant. Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing. Harmful if swallowed. Yes. Causes irreversible eye damage. Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin. Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing. Yes. Corrosive to skin, eyes and lungs. Causes irreversible eye damage and skin burns, respiratory irritant and prolonged exposure may cause onset asthma.
PPE Required No, non-hazardous meets the criteria for a level IV EPA safety rating.

  No PPE Required
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye and face protection. Wear goggles or face shield, rubber gloves, and protective clothing. Wear chemical splash-proof goggles or face shield, rubber gloves and protective clothing. Wear gloves. Protect eyes. Requires good ventilation to avoid respiratory effects.
Disinfects & Sanitizes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes but may require preclean of excessively soiled surfaces
Cleans / Deodorizes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Needs Rinsing No No No No, unless floors are to be coated with finish or restorer Yes
pH 4.5 - 5.5 mildly acidic, similar pH to coffee or wine

  Mild pH / Non-Caustic
11.7, strong base 11.5, strong base 10.2, strong base 12, strong base
Fumes/Odors No No No No Yes
Surface Safe Yes

  Safe for All Surfaces
May damage some PVC and plastic plumbing. High concentrations may damage stainless steel and other metals. Stainless steel and other metals may become damaged from prolonged exposure. Stainless steel and other metals may become damaged from prolonged exposure. Corrosive to metals and some plastics with repeated use.
Chemical Reactions None

  Does Not React with Other Chemicals
Do not mix with bleach or other products. Do not mix with bleach or other products. Do not mix with chlorinated products. Do not mix with ammonia or other products.
Storage Concerns None Reacts with mild steel, galvanised steel/zinc producing hydrogen gas which may form an explosive mixture with air. Avoid strong bases.  Stable under normal conditions. Avoid acids. oxidizing materials, heat, flames and sparks. May corrode mild steel and metals with prolonged exposure. Corrosive to metals and some plastics.
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Online Pricing $99.99 - $145.00 / per 5 galllons $108.00 -$154.00 / per 5 galllons $145.00 - $149.89 / per 5 galllons $155.00 - $188.00 / per 5 galllons $30.00 - $34.00 / per 5 galllons
**Pricing is based on online comparisons for 5 gallons of product and may not take into account shipping, volume discounts or other incentives which vary from store to store.
Additional Reading
  • Janitors encounter new risks and stress [excerpt] "They didn't say be careful or anything," Ali said. "They didn't mention anything." Ali said that within an hour of using the new cleaning compound, her face grew hot and her eyes red. Her eyes and skin began to burn, she said, and she developed a rash on her face. She said there was a sheet with safety instructions but that she did not understand them all." [by John Eligon and Nellie Bowles The New York Times | March 22, 2020]
  • Coronavirus disinfectant spray poisons Brickell Key dogs, owners say [excerpt] "Dozens of condo dwellers were afflicted with stomach cramps, headaches, rashes, eye irritations and nausea. Although their pet dogs couldn’t describe their symptoms, they were clearly miserable, too."
  • Safer Products and Practices for Disinfecting and Sanitizing Surfaces [excerpt] "All quaternary ammonium compounds are on AOEC’s asthmagen list as respiratory sensitizers...The U.S. EPA classifies quats as severe skin and eye irritants. " [by Alicia Culver, Chris Geiger, Ph.D., Deanna Simon SFEnvironment]
  • Bleach 101: How to Safely Clean With Bleach (And Potential Bleach Alternatives) [excerpt] "...use bleach in a well-ventilated space. Use eye-protection when pouring bleach into a container, in case the bleach splashes. Wash bleach off skin immediately with soap and water. Do not use chlorine bleach around people who suffer from asthma..." [by Unity Home Group| ]
  • Are Your Stainless Steel Surfaces Being Corroded by Repeated Bleach Use? [excerpt] "There was pitting, corrosion and staining of both [samples using] dilute bleach solutions and full-strength bleach solutions. Notable pitting is shown in the photograph above on the edge [of the test product] exposed to the 1:10 bleach solution. " [by R&D Staff| R&D World|September 17, 2014]