Arsenic, Lead, Silver
Arsenic, Lead & Silver each poison the microbes by way of chemicals or free radicals that transfer off the surface with the obvious downsides of concerns for skin flora and the environment. Silver may be a great choice for a piece of jewelry, but no one would want it to transfer free radicals to their skin. The use of silver for antimicrobial purposes also needs to be in contact with the organism for more than 24hrs to have a significant killing rate. Lead has long been known to have its own hazards—just think about the issues with lead paint!
Tricosane is used in many common household items, like hand sanitizers and toothpaste. Triclosane-based solutions also work with poison to kill microbes. While short-term contact with this substance is not dangerous, you would not want to have repeated exposure to it like you would with a counter-top in a work station.
Why ÆGIS Microbe Shield® is Better for Casework
Both Triclosan-based and Arsenic, Lead, Silver concepts have the downside of working through the transfer of substances. ÆGIS Microbe Shield® does not leach, doesn’t transfer, contains no poisons and lasts a lifetime. It is simply the best and only choice when it comes to the health, longevity, and durability of your casegoods, and the protection of the people who use it.