Many Conventional Cleaning Products Lining Supermarket Shelves Contain Harmful Chemicals, Company Warns
Online PR News – 13-May-2011 – – It seems like there is a cleaning product out there for everything. But according to a leading nationwide marketer of vapor steam cleaners, some of those spray bottles and powder boxes cheerfully lining supermarket shelves contain ingredients that are among the most toxic products found in the home.
“Even some of the so-called ‘green’ cleaners on the market contain chemicals,” V. K. Dunlop, a vice president at 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com, warned today.
According to Dunlop, the root of the problem is that current Federal laws do not require manufacturers of residential cleaning products to list all of the ingredients on their labels.
And children are more vulnerable to chemical cleaners than adults, Dunlop warns, because children crawl on floors and put everything into their mouths.
A study released April 1, 2011 by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group says that toxic chemicals found in consumer products can interfere with key stages of childhood development.
Saying it makes no sense to clean with a mop and bucket of hazardous chemicals, Dunlop points out that her company markets a revolutionary cleaning device that is scientifically proven to produce better results than traditional disinfectants.
“Steam cleaners equipped with Ladybug’s proprietary patented Thermo Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation technology, called TANCS®, are scientifically proven to produce better results than traditional cleaning products,” she says.
According to Dunlop, TANCS®-equipped steam cleaners qualify as disinfection devices for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Est. No. 82121-WA-01).
TANCS® is not an ingredient you add to your steam cleaner, she explains. Nor is it an attachment. TANCS® is a factory-installed internal component that modifies the crystal structure of the naturally occurring minerals in ordinary tap water to destroy microorganisms in a very short time.
When a steam cleaner with TANCS® 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 ‘energized crystals’ 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.
Ladybug has impressive scientific findings to back its TANCS® technology, including studies conducted by the University of Michigan.
"Scientific studies have found that biofilms can be up to 1000 times more resistant to biocide inactivation than are suspended microbes,” says Chuanwu Xi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Michigan. “It 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 TANCS®-equipped unit accomplished in three seconds.”
And given the recent news that Canadian scientists have found bed bugs containing drug-resistant MRSA bacteria, Dunlop points out that TANCS®-equipped steam cleaners not only kill bed bugs on contact but also are scientifically proven to wipe out the MRSA superbug germ in 5 seconds.
“The TANCS® System has shown extraordinary results in laboratory tests,” said Benjamin Tanner, president of Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, in a study. “A 99.9999% reduction of MRSA and VRE on surfaces within 5 seconds is a level of performance that chemical disinfectants may never achieve.”
TANCS® technology comes standard with the top-selling Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner and is available as an option with the Ladybug XL2300 steam cleaner and the Ladybug 2200S steam cleaner.
Headquartered 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.com’s Twitter account, @1800GOVAPOR.