Ontario Ministry of Health

Hygiene Council


Less stress on the environment


Our GERMGUARD Program is the environmentally friendly and user-friendly antimicrobial. No heavy metals, arsenic, tin or polychlorinated phenols. We addresses the two main ecological concerns associated with leaching antimicrobials: bleeding harmful toxins into the environment and the generation of adaptive organisms (super bugs).

What happens to our GERMGUARD Program after a treated garment is thrown away or discarded?


A shirt treated with this Program and placed in a landfill will break down to basic components in about five years: carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and silicon dioxide (sand or quartz) from which it was derived.

The Obvious Choice


All antimicrobials are NOT created equal. It is important to understand the basic chemical, physical, and biological properties of an antimicrobial so the best choice can be made.

Because of its unique mode of action and inability to migrate from a treated surface, the GERMGUARD T Program is the obvious choice to minimize environmental contamination and the development of resistant organisms.