MRSA Killing Steam Cleaner Is Lab Tested
04/27/2011

TANCSĀ®-Equipped Water-Only Steamer Is Scientifically Proven To Wipe Out Drug-Resistant Superbugs In Seconds

Online PR News – 27-April-2011 – – Steam cleaners armed with Ladybugā€™s proprietary patented Thermo Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation technologyā€”called TANCSĀ®ā€”are scientifically proven to produce better results than traditional disinfectants a leading marketer of chemical-free vapor steam systems explained today.

According to V. K. Dunlop, 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com vice president, steam cleaners equipped with TANCSĀ® qualify as disinfection devices for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Est. No. 82121-WA-01).

ā€œTANCSĀ®-equipped steam cleaners are suitable for cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing many surfaces in healthcare locations like hospitals, physician and dental offices, veterinary and outpatient clinics, schools, laboratories, nursing homes and ambulances,ā€ says Dunlop.

Recent testing conducted by Antimicrobial Test Laboratories demonstrated rapid destruction of the NDM-1 strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria using TANCSĀ®-equipped steam cleaners.

According to Benjamin Tanner, PhD, president of Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, "The studies we conducted show that the steam vapor device can eradicate NDM-1 Klebsiella on a hard surface within just 2 seconds of contactā€”much faster than traditional disinfectants.ā€

Earlier testing by Antimicrobial Test Laboratories found that TANCSĀ®-equipped steam cleaners wipe out MRSA and VRE superbugs in seconds.

"A 99.9999% reduction of MRSA and VRE on surfaces within 5 seconds is a level of performance that chemical disinfectants may never achieve," explained Tanner.

When a steamer with TANCSĀ® is turned on, the water and minerals pass through the boiler, where the heat converts the water to superheated steam. Before the steam exits the boiler, the crystal structure of the decomposing minerals is modified, allowing the steam to carry these ā€˜energized crystalsā€™ to the surface of what is being cleaned. The result is a process that destroys microorganisms almost instantly while inhibiting the growth of new biofilm, or microorganism colonies, as the change in crystal structure combined with the superheated steam leaves no place for biofilms to attach.

TANCSĀ® technology comes standard with the Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner and is available as an option with the Ladybug XL2300 steam cleaner and the Ladybug 2200S steam cleaner. All TANCSĀ®-equipped steamers achieve a greater kill rate in 3 seconds than a 20-minute exposure to bleach.

"Scientific studies have found that biofilms can be up to 1000 times more resistant to biocide inactivation than are suspended microbes,ā€ said Chuanwu Xi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Michigan. ā€œIt is extremely difficult to get rid of biofilms and kill them. The efficacy of the steam vapor system is important because even strong chemical disinfectants such as bleach when allowed 20 minutes of dwell time did not achieve the same degree of kill that the TANCSĀ®-equipped unit accomplished in three seconds.ā€

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com is moving fast to educate consumers and businesses that finally, there's a feasible, environmentally friendly alternative to chemicals. With customers in every state in the nation and seven foreign countries, the company maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and markets Reliable, Vapamore and Ladybug steam cleaners worldwide. For more information, call 1-800-468-2767. 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com is a proud member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, a nationwide effort to protect families from toxic chemicals. To stay safe and avoid toxic chemicals, keep abreast of the latest news with 1-800-GO-VAPOR.comā€™s Twitter account, @1800GOVAPOR.

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