Chlorine Dioxide vs. Quats: A New Era in Disinfection

As the world becomes increasingly health-conscious, the demand for effective and safe disinfectants has never been higher. With the onset of sick seasons and the ever-present threat of new pathogens, households and industries alike are on the lookout for the best solutions to keep their environments germ-free. While many turn to popular brands like Clorox and Lysol, recent findings have raised concerns about a common ingredient in these products: quaternary ammonium compounds, or quats.

The Quats Quandary

Quats, found in many household cleaners and antimicrobial products, have been linked to a range of health issues. From skin irritation and respiratory problems to more severe conditions like mitochondrial dysfunction, the side effects of quats are becoming hard to ignore. Mitochondrial dysfunction, in particular, can lead to fatigue, brain fog, blood sugar issues, and even weight gain. Furthermore, quats have been associated with reproductive issues and a weakened immune system.

Recent reports have highlighted the surge in quat usage during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in disinfectant wipes used in schools, homes, and hospitals. However, the health risks associated with quats are prompting experts to advise against their use.

Enter Chlorine Dioxide: The Superior Alternative

While the concerns surrounding quats grow, chlorine dioxide (ClO2) emerges as a promising alternative. Unlike quats, chlorine dioxide is known for its broad-spectrum disinfection capabilities without the associated health risks. PureLine’s chlorine dioxide disinfectant spray, Pure 100, is a testament to the power and safety of ClO2.

Pure 100, an EPA-approved chlorine dioxide solution, is not only effective against viruses and bacteria but is also safe for use on surfaces that matter most to families, such as kids’ toys, cribs, and even food contact surfaces. Its OMRI certification for organic use in food processing further underscores its safety profile.

Why Choose Chlorine Dioxide?

  1. Broad-Spectrum Disinfection: ClO2 is known to effectively eliminate a wide range of pathogens, ensuring comprehensive protection.
  2. Safety: Unlike quats, chlorine dioxide at 100-130ppm doesn’t come with the long list of potential health risks. It’s approved for use around children, pets, and on food surfaces.
  3. Eco-Friendly: ClO2 breaks down into harmless byproducts, making it an environmentally friendly disinfectant choice.
  4. Versatility: From household cleaning to industrial applications, chlorine dioxide’s versatility is unmatched.

Pure 100: The Future of Disinfection

PureLine’s Pure 100 is leading the way in showcasing the benefits of chlorine dioxide. Its low concentration ensures safety while its efficacy as a disinfectant is unparalleled. Whether you’re a concerned parent or a food processing professional, Pure 100 offers a solution that’s both effective and safe.


In a world where health and safety are paramount, it’s essential to make informed choices about the products we use. As the drawbacks of quats become more evident, chlorine dioxide stands out as a superior alternative. For those seeking a safe, effective, and eco-friendly disinfectant, Pure 100 by PureLine is the answer.

Ready to make the switch? Dive into the world of chlorine dioxide and discover how PureLine’s solutions can revolutionize your disinfection practices. Connect with us today and take the first step towards a safer, cleaner future.