Is Rescue™ Disinfectants safe to use around children and during pregnancy?

Significant testing has been conducted to prove the safety of Rescue™. Rescue™ Disinfectants pose no risk around pregnant individuals. AHP®, (the active ingredient in Rescue™) also meets the Child Safe guidelines.

Further, in support of the extensive toxicity testing that has been conducted on the Rescue™ formulations, there are no known toxicological effects with regards to chronic toxicity, carcinogenic or mutagenic effects, or reproductive toxicity.

AHP®, (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®- the active ingredient in Rescue™), meets the Child Safe guidelines which recommends that decision makers of child care facilities choose products that meet an extensive list of criteria. AHP® was also included in a successful clinical study at Sick Kids Hospital with tremendous results. AHP® products are widely used in prestigious child care facilities across Canada, including Sick Kids since first coming to market in the early 2000’s.

Significant research went into the selection of chemicals used to create AHP®. Based on this research and the subsequent testing that was conducted on the final product, we feel that when compared to other products on the market, AHP® products are some of the safest to be found, and should pose no risk around pregnant individuals. 

Rescue™ Disinfectants contain low levels of hydrogen peroxide and commonly-used, safe ingredients such as surfactants, stabilizing agents, and wetting agents. At the in-use dilution, Rescue™ has been proven to be non-toxic (acute oral, dermal and respiratory), non-irritating to eyes, non-corrosive to skin and non-skin sensitizing. Rescue™ is also fragrance free and dye free.

In accordance with the SDS (Safety Data Sheet), Rescue™ Disinfectants at the in-use dilution do not carry any hazard statements or hazard pictograms, and do not require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling the product. That being said, we do still recommend the use of gloves as a general practice when disinfecting, to help minimize the risk of disease transmission.

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