Disinfectants are antimicrobial agents that are applied to the surface of non-living objects to destroy micro-organisms present on them. Sweetmat Disinfection Mats provide a universal applicator for a range of agents.
A perfect disinfecting agent would offer complete and full microbiological sterilisation, without harming humans or animals, be inexpensive and non-corrosive… BUT not all disinfectants are suitable for all purposes and you need to make the best choice based on your situation requirements.
Some disinfectants have a wide spectrum action (killing many different types of micro-organisms), while others kill a smaller range of disease-causing micro-organisms but are preferred for other properties (they may be non-corrosive, non-toxic or inexpensive).
Currently, there are outbreaks of virulent domestic animal infectious diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) and avian influenza (H5N1) in various countries around the world.
If an animal infectious disease were to enter a country which is otherwise disease-free, it will not only cause serious damage to that countries livestock industry but will also result in enormous socio-economic losses and have long-term effects such as reduced animal productivity and restrictions on international trade in animal products.
In 2010 Japan experienced an out break of FMD which affected cloven-hoofed animals including cattle, swine, sheep, goat & wildlife species and resulted in the culling of 290,000 cattle beasts. Thankfully, Japan was able to contain the spread of the highly-contagious disease and can now claim to be FMD free but many lessons were learnt.
To future safeguard against animal infectious diseases entering Japan the Animal Quarantine Service (AQS) has introduced new border biosecurity measures including the use of Disinfection Mats.
Shoe Sole Disinfection
Disinfection Mats filled with disinfectant agent are laid down in areas of ports that passengers must pass through such as immigration inspection and the boarding bridge.