While pondering a can of Lysol (don’t ask) several questions popped unbidden to my brain:
The can is labled “Professional Lysol Brand II Disinfectant Spray”. The II are like a subscript, almost, and resemble Roman numerals more than anything else. In the text on the back they clearly are subscripts, tied to the word “Brand”. I’ve never seen any labeling quite like it, does anyone know what it means? Is there a “Lysol Brand I” around somewhere?
In the active ingredients list the first item is “Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) …”, indicating the isotope ratios for that part of the ingredient. Does that make a difference? Do they make the same ingredient with different ratios, and which is better/worse? It’s only .1% of the active ingredients, but I’m guessing it’s a big deal.
In the directions there’s a laundry list of bacteria and fungi that Lysol kills, from Salmonella choleraesuis to Candida albicans with lots of stuff in between. With the recent news story about various strains of E. Coli I wonder how specific the names of bacteria and fungi are? Is there a legal definition that covers what is and isn’t “Methicillin and Gentamicin Resistan Staphylococcus aureus” for example? And who tests it and validates that these claims are true?
Just doing my bit to keep us from trying to remember old song titles and lyrics.