The following is a list of disinfectants registered for use on mushrooms by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To view the label and safety data sheet, click on the product below to be directed to the manufacturer's website product page. If a direct link to the manufacture's page is not available, click on the word "label" or "SDS" to view. The active ingredient is noted below each product name.
Active Ingredient: Iodine, Phosphoric acid
Active Ingredient: Formaldehyde
Quorum™ Clear V
Active Ingredient: Alkyl (C14 50%, C12 40%, C16 10%) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, Octyl decyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, Dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride
Selectrocide 2L500®, Selectrocide 12G®, SelectroFresh 12G® Summary
Active Ingredient: 30.5% Sodium Chlorite (Dry), 0.05% Chlorine Dioxide (Activated)
Selectrocide® 2L500 Label
Selectrocide® 12G Label
SelectroFresh® 12G Label
Selectrocide Dry SDS
Selectrocide Wet SDS
GC-30 Technical Bulletin
Active Ingredients: Octyl decyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, Dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride
The above list of chemicals is designed for informational purposes and is not an endorsement of any product. In some cases, particularly those where the active ingredient is no longer protected by the patent, and a number of similar products are marketed by different registrants, every registered product that may be used on mushrooms may not be listed. Omission of any such product from the list is not intended to suggest that it cannot or should not be used on mushrooms; these products can be used if the label includes instructions for use on mushrooms.
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