TANCS®-Equipped Ladybug Steam Cleaners Require a Briefer Contact Time than Traditional Disinfectants

Proprietary Patented Nano Crystallization Component Achieves A Greater Kill Rate In 3 Seconds Than A 20-Minute Exposure To Bleach

Online PR News – 07-January-2011 – – Credible scientific evidence has linked adverse health effects, including cancer, autism, aggravated asthma, heart disease and diabetes to some of the 82,000 chemicals available for use in the U.S., only 200 of which have been required to be tested for safety. There’s research that chemicals can cause birth defects in baby boys—or trigger testicular cancer and fertility problems for them later in life. There’s even evidence that babies that should be born boys are instead born girls because of toxic chemicals they were exposed to while still in the womb. And that young girls are growing breasts earlier than they did a decade ago.

In line with its mission to encourage Americans to ditch their toxic household cleaning products, a leading nationwide marketer of vapor steam cleaning systems announced today that TANCS®-equipped Ladybug steam cleaners are scientifically proven to produce better results with ordinary tap water than typical EPA-registered chemical disinfectants.

“While there is a lot of talk about steam cleaners, only those made by Ladybug offer TANCS®,” says V. K. Dunlop, vice president of 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com. “It’s this factory-installed nano crystallization option that sets Ladybug apart.”

Thermo Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation, or TANCS®, carries an EPA establishment number (EPA Est. No. 82121-WA-01). Steam cleaners equipped with TANCS® have been extensively tested and scientifically proven to disinfect surfaces in much less time and with greater safety and effectiveness than traditional typical disinfectants.

According to Chuanwu Xi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at 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. 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.”

Dunlop explains, “When a TANCS®-equipped steamer like the top-selling Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner 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.”

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.”

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.com’s Twitter account, @1800GOVAPOR.

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