Why Use Quat-Based Products?
Quats are excellent antimicrobial agents. By themselves, they are odorless, non-staining and non-corrosive to metals when used according to directions. They effectively kill bacteria, viruses, molds and fungi on hard, non-porous surfaces. Commercial formulations are often used to kill germs that can cause disease in hospitals, restaurants, schools, and offices.
Consumer products used to disinfect in the kitchen, bathroom and other rooms of the home also contain quats. Still others are used in cosmetics, lotions, contact lens cleaning solution and nasal sprays as a preservative. Finally, some quats are used as first aid sprays to help prevent infection from minor wounds.