Virkon™ is a disinfectant, possessing wide spectrum virucidal (Table 2), bactericidal (Table 3) and fungicidal (Table 4) activity. The effectiveness of Virkon™ is further enhanced by its excellent detergent properties, so that clean disease-free surfaces can be achieved. Virkon™ is unique in its composition. Its activity is based on a buffered synergized acid peroxygen system containing a high percentage of surfactant. Virkon™ is of low toxicity, non-tainting, and non-irritant. Because of its high detergency and mode of action, Virkon™ can be used in an exceptional variety of situations for effective cleaning and virucidal disinfection in a single operation. Virkon™ can be applied manually or through all types of cleaning and spraying equipment. The readily soluble effervescent tablet fully dissolve in lukewarm water in 3 to 4 minutes giving a clear pink solution. Virkon™ consists mainly of inorganic salts.