Water-Only Steam Systems Qualify As Disinfection Devices For The EPA
Online PR News – 30-June-2011 – – A leading nationwide marketer of vapor steam cleaning systems announced today that it intends to actively market the Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner to the dental industry.
“Disinfectants are used everyday by dentists to kill bacteria, viruses and fungi on surfaces found within their offices and operatories,” says V.K. Dunlop, vice president, 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com. “While these products are necessary, not all are as effective as you might think.”
Using ordinary tap water, the Ladybug Tekno 2350 with Ladybug’s proprietary patented Thermo Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation (TANCS®) technology is scientifically proven to produce better results than traditional disinfectants, qualifying the Tekno as a disinfection device for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Est. No. 82121-WA-01) and making it more suitable than traditional hard-surface disinfectants for many healthcare settings such as dental offices.
“Many traditional disinfectants are highly toxic and contain potentially cancer-causing chemicals that threaten the health of dental office staff,” says Dunlop. “The simplified water-only protocol of the Tekno 2350 cleans, disinfects and deodorizes almost any surface—without chemicals.”
According to Benjamin Tanner, president of Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, “The TANCS® System has shown extraordinary results in laboratory tests. A 99.9999% reduction of MRSA and VRE on surfaces within 5 seconds is a level of performance that chemical disinfectants may never achieve.”
The Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner comes with an arsenal of accessories. A utility cart for ultimate portability and tool storage is optional. Because TANCS® ships standard with the Tekno, the Tekno 2350 steam cleaner achieves 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,” 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.”
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