The science of safe

Recent times have magnified the awareness of hygiene and the role of sanitization. Masks and safe distancing are great preventative measures, but targeting the cause at the microbial level is crucial to peace of mind.

Proven effective against over 150 pathogens, NatShield with Path-Away® adds another to its list of efficacy – that of USA-WA1/2020, the virus strain that causes Covid-19 in humans.

In October 2020, leading United States Government accredited testing facility, Microbac Laboratories, released definitive results of their testing to certify and announce that Path-Away® achieved a 3-Log reduction (99.9%) of the SARS-Cov-2 virus within two minutes on a hard non-porous surface.

With this conclusive milestone validation from the Virucidal Hard-Surface Efficacy Test, Global Infection Control Consultants, LLC (GICC) believes this makes NatShield the world’s first wholly natural and safe organic disinfectant to meet the USA testing standards.

To view the certificates, click here.

Path-Away® works by depriving these microbes of their natural environmental needs to survive, thereby quickly destroying them in the process.

Path-Away® works by depriving these microbes of their natural environmental needs to survive, thereby quickly destroying them in the process.

This will expedite the listing requirements into Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “N-List”, and allow parent company Holista Colltech to make submissions to the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for labelling of NatShield as an aerosol disinfectant, for dry fogging and HVAC systems. This will accelerate the formula’s role in fighting pathogens beyond personal use products, and into an environmental agent that is safe for all but the pathogens.

Currently, the ingredients used to make Path-Away® have already been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration “FDA” Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS), and exempted by the Environmental Protection Agency “EPA” as it is non-toxic. Its broad efficacy is listed in the United States Pharmacopeia as having undergone successful USP-51 (Antimicrobial Efficacy Test) testing as a disinfectant/sanitizer, and also enjoys exemption from the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements.

It has been approved by the New Zealand EPA as a “non-rinse” sanitizer for use in the food industry, and also listed and approved similarly in many Asian countries, with pending registrations in China and India.

It is “kosher”, “halal” and vegan-friendly.

Nature distilled by science

Path-Away® is made in the United States and provides antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal protection with its use.

But what’s the difference between the three?

A disinfectant works by killing different types of germs. These are generally classified into four categories: Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, and Protozoa.

Fungi are multi-celled plant-like particles. Protozoa are one-celled organisms with a nucleus. Bacteria are tiny single-celled organisms. And finally Viruses, the smallest of the lot, do not have a cell, and require a host to survive. They are collectively also known as microbes.

As Dr. Arthur Martin would explain:

“Path-Away®, the active ingredient in Natshield™ works by attaching to the virus and weakening the cell walls. It inhibits its ability to take up amino acids (the basic building block of cells) and forces the virus cells to clump together, in the process killing themselves, almost instantly. The potent compound is environmentally safe with very low toxicity. It may be used as a natural surface and airborne sanitizer.”

About the Doctor

Dr. Arthur Martin, President and Principal Research Scientist of Global Infection Control Consultants LLC has personally conducted more than 4,000 assessments in his career for chemical biological, bacterial and viral contamination.

He pioneered the concept of “Prophylactic Air Management for Pathogen Control” and has an extensive list of publications and peer reviewed awards and lectures worldwide on the subjects of Pathogen Control and Indoor Air Quality.

He continues to speak today on the benefits of Path-Away®.