Rescue™ is based on our patented technology called Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®, or AHP®. The only active ingredient in AHP® is hydrogen peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide, which you purchase at a local drugstore, is 3% Hydrogen Peroxide and 97% water making it very unstable and extremely easy to inactivate, which makes it unsuitable for use as a disinfectant on hard non porous surfaces. To resolve this, a team of scientists took Hydrogen Peroxide and created a special formulation by adding chelating agents to help stabilize the hydrogen peroxide. This in turn allows it to accelerate the time it takes to disinfect a surface and remain active, for the length of time required to disinfect. This new highly effective Hydrogen Peroxide based technology is now called Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®).
Additionally, AHP® contains surfactants (detergents) that allow Rescue™ to work effectively as a cleaner as well as a disinfectant, and wetting agents, that reduce the surface tension of a liquid and allow it to spread across or penetrate the surface of a solid more easily.
You may also find these resources useful:
- Rescue Concentrate Product Sheet
- Rescue Ready-to-Use Liquid Product Sheet
- Rescue Wipes Product Sheet
- Blog: AHP, The New Technology in Disinfection
- Blog: What Makes AHP So Different From Other Cleaners?
- Blog: Why Rescue is Deliberately Different
Video: What is AHP®? What are the Ingredients in Rescue™