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Horticulture, Fruit & Vegetable Processing

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Markets, Hard Surface Disinfectant

Horticulture, Fruit & Vegetable Processing

Safely Extending the Shelf-Life of Produce in Fruit Processing

Each variety of fruit has a different harvesting seasoning and must be transported throughout the country to different regions. This takes a fair amount of time, but the fruit still needs to be fresh when it arrives at its destination. Of course, any products used on food products to prevent spoilage in transit must be approved by the EPA for safety reasons. PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered to extend the shelf life of produce. It can be sprayed on the fruit, or the fruit can be dipped into a PERFORMACIDE® mixture, provided the directions are followed.

Preventing Spoilage in Vegetable Processing

Just as fruit spoils in transit, so do the crisp vegetables that await purchase in grocery stores. Fresh vegetables need to be treated with EPA registered products to discourage them from spoiling during transport, and while on the grocery stores shelves. Dipping or spraying the vegetables with PERFORMACIDE®, an EPA registered product for extending the shelf life of vegetables will decrease the amount of spoilage.

Controlling Microbes in Processed Water for Horticulture Processing

Fresh flowers begin fading and dying as soon as they have been cut from the host plant. As with fruit and vegetables, people at the stores or florist shops only want to spend their money on the freshest of cut flowers. They also expect them to last for a while after they get the flowers to their homes. To maximize the freshness of cut flowers, it’s imperative that the microbial populations be reduced and controlled. PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered for the use of reduction and control of microbial loads in processed water for horticulture processing.

PERFORMACIDE® Extends the Shelf Life of Produce and Horticulture

PERFORMACIDE® is an EPA registered product safe for extending the shelf life of fruit, vegetables, and freshly cut flowers. It also reduces and controls microbial populations in processed water used in produce processing and horticulture processing. PERFORMACIDE® helps fruit, vegetables and cut flowers stay fresh longer.

Day Care Centers, Schools, & School Buses

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Markets, Hard Surface Disinfectant

Day Care Centers, Schools, & School Buses

Killing Germs in Day Care Centers

As more families require two incomes, more children are in daycare. Little ones catch colds; get impetigo, conjunctivitis, and a host of other illnesses quite regularly, so proper cleaning of childcare facilities is an important factor. PERFORMACIDE® kills germs, bacteria, viruses and leaves no harmful residue on the hard surfaces that have been treated.

Effectively Killing Germs in Schools

Killing germs and viruses effectively in schools can drastically improve the attendance rate and therefore; increase the amount of federal, state and local funding the schools receive. PERFORMACIDE® effectively kills germs in schools. Plus, it’s easy to use as it is simply sprayed on surfaces and allowed to air dry. No cleanup is required with PERFORMACIDE® because it leaves no harmful residue.

School Bus Sanitizing

PERFORMACIDE® is safe for use on school buses, kills germs, bacteria and viruses. Plus, because PERFORMACIDE® leaves no harmful residue behind, it requires no cleanup. Just spray and let air dry.

PERFORMICIDE for Educational Facilities

Day care centers, schools and those who maintain school buses are presented with the difficult issue of killing germs on hard surfaces. With PERFORMACIDE®, spray it directly on the surface and allow it to air dry on its own. There is no need to rinse or cleanup, as it leaves no harmful residue. PERFORMACIDE® is safe for use in daycare centers, schools and school buses.

Public Places & Commercial Buildings

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Markets, Hard Surface Disinfectant

Public Places & Commercial Buildings

Keeping Public Places Safe for Patrons

Public places such as supermarkets, community centers and churches are frequented by hundreds if not thousands of people every day. Unfortunately, bacteria, fungi, viruses and other germs are spread when only one person sneezes, coughs, or even touches a door handle. It’s important that owners and staff take great care in selecting the products they use to kill these hazardous germs. PERFORMACIDE® kills bacteria, viruses, germs, mold and fungi in all public places safely, without any cleanup.

Killing Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses in Commercial Buildings

Commercial office buildings are not only hosts for flu, cold and other viruses, but simple skin infections can be transmitted as well. Things like scabies, impetigo, ringworm and thrush are easily transmitted in commercial buildings. The commercial cleaning products most widely used will not kill all the bacteria, viruses and fungi throughout the commercial building. PERFORMACIDE® not only kills bacteria, fungi and viruses, it also kills mold and mildew, all without cleanup.

Killing Mold in Public Places

Mold and mildew issues in public places like grocery stores, restaurants and health clubs can be a real problem. The condensation from refrigerated units and air conditioners make an ideal environment for mold spores to grow. Mold is a major health hazard, as it adversely affects a person’s respiratory system. Mold can also cause a company income in potential lawsuits for the long lasting health issues associated with mold exposure. PERFORMACIDE® kills mold, mildew and is easy to use as it is applied to the surface and left to air dry.

PERFORMACIDE® Kills Bacteria, Viruses, Mold and Fungi

PERFORMACIDE® is a hospital grade disinfectant that effectively kills bacteria, germs, viruses, mold and fungi in commercial buildings and other public places. It’s simple to use and safe. PERFORMACIDE® only needs to sprayed on the hard surface and allowed to air dry. Yes, it's that easy.

Hospitals, Medical Clinics, & Doctors’ Office Waiting Rooms

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Markets, Hard Surface Disinfectant

Hospitals, Medical Clinics, & Doctors’ Office Waiting Rooms

Healthcare professional are coming under increased scrutiny to keep their facilities clean and free of the germs that cause Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) such as Staphylcoccus aureus, (MRSA), HIV-1, and Hepatitis A. Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) offers the first true alternative to the historic use of bleaches and quaternary disinfectants. PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered for applications including hospitals, medical laboratories, rehabilitation facilities, medical equipment, clinics, and pharmacies.

Unlike bleach that leaves salt residues on surfaces, PERFORMACIDE® utilizes a dissolved gas (ClO2) in water that does not leave any residue on surfaces. The repeated use of bleach on surfaces can lead to a salt build up which will scratch and damage surfaces. Bleach manufacturers recommend wiping down surfaces after every disinfection with a damp cloth. With PERFORMACIDE®, there is no need for rinsing or wiping of surfaces after application because there are no residues left behind after treating. Bleach also creates a dangerous byproduct called Trihalomethanes (THM’s) as it reacts with organics.

One of the greatest threats to controlling Hospital Acquired Infections, is the cross contamination as patients move between the many specialized rooms in hospitals such as:

Emergency Room (ER)

The emergency room is the first point of contact for many patients coming to hospitals. PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered for use as a disinfectant against Methicillin-resistant Staphycoccus Aureus (MRSA), Influenza-A virus, HIV-1, Norovirus, and Vanomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE). PERFORMACIDE® can be sprayed directly on door knobs, furniture, stretchers, wheelchairs, patient chairs, as well as mopping on hard non-porous floors. PERFORMACIDE® is also EPA registered for use in ambulances and on first responder equipment.

Intensive Care Units (ICU’s)

Patients coming into Intensive care units often have a diminished immune system, which puts them at a high risk for spreading HAI’s such as Methicillin-resistant Staphycoccus Aureus (MRSA), Influenza-A virus, and Vanomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis * (VRE). Because PERFORMACIDE® is formulated for hospital use and does not leave any harmful residues, the solution can be sprayed or mopped and allowed to air dry. PERFORMACIDE® can be applied to stretchers, bed frames, door knobs, table tops, patient chairs, and any laminate surfaces. Because PERFORMACIDE® is fragrance free, patients that are highly sensitive will not be affected by lingering smells that are often left behind by traditional disinfectants.

Patient rooms and bathrooms

Patient rooms are highly susceptible to cross contamination because of the many different interactions with patients, staff, and outside visitors. PERFORMACIDE® disinfectant can be sprayed or wiped on with a sponge to surfaces that are frequently touched such as plastic mattress covers, bathroom surfaces, cabinets, chairs, chrome, door knobs, faucets, garbage cans, mirrors, and table tops. The product can be left to air dry on all of these surfaces, and it will not leave any harmful residues or fragrances when it dries.

Isolation rooms

With all of the attention on potentially deadly infections, most hospitals now have isolation rooms to help control the spread of pathogens such as MRSA, Rotavirus, Norovirus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, mycobacterium bovis (TB), and VRE. PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered as effective against all of these and can be used on hard non-porous surfaces through the room.

Doctor’s offices

In patient examination rooms, there can be multiple and repeated use by patients throughout a normal day. Highly touched surfaces should be disinfected routinely throughout the day, by spraying, sponging, or mopping with a hospital grade disinfectant. PERFORMACIDE®, because it does not require rinsing or wiping down of surfaces after applying, greatly reduces the time needed by personnel to prepare rooms for the next patient. PERFORMACIDE® can be applied to cabinets, door knobs, examination tables, patient chairs, telephones, sinks, and wheelchairs.

Pharmacies

PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered for use in pharmacies where it is important to keep highly touched surfaces clean and disinfected including, cabinets, chairs, sealed granite counters, furniture, laminate surfaces, telephones, and hard surface floors.

Gyms, Health Clubs, Locker Rooms

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Markets, Hard Surface Disinfectant

Gyms, Health Clubs, Locker Rooms

Keeping Gyms Heathy is Important

The germs and bacteria contained in the sweat can contaminate workout equipment attach to the next user. Proper and thorough cleaning of gyms and health clubs, including the locker rooms, is essential to keeping the guests and staff healthy. PERFORMACIDE® effectively kills MRSA, cold and flu viruses and even Athlete’s Foot Fungus in gyms and health clubs. Plus, it's fast and easy for staff to use. Just spray and air dry.

Stop the Spread of Illness

When people go to the health club when they’re sick, they are spreading their germs to everyone else who uses the gym facility and locker rooms. This often results in major breakouts of flu, and MRSA virus among staff and guests. General cleaning products don’t kill flu germs and MRSA virus. PERFORMACIDE® is a hospital grade hard surface disinfectant that actually kills germs from cold and flu, Athlete’s Foot Fungus and even MRSA virus.

Ridding Locker Rooms of Athlete’s Foot Fungus

There isn’t a gym or health club facility that hasn’t had issues dealing with the spread of Athlete’s Foot Fungus in their locker rooms and steam rooms. While Athlete’s Foot generally isn’t a serious health issue, it can be devastating for those with Diabetes or depleted immune systems. PERFORMACIDE® not only kills Athlete’s Foot Fungus, but it also kills cold and flu germs and MRSA throughout gyms and health clubs.

PERFORMACIDE® for Healthier Gyms and Health Clubs

PERFORMACIDE® is a hospital grade hard surface disinfectant that can help to keep the staff and guests of gyms and health clubs healthier. It kills the MRSA virus, as well as the germs from colds and flu. In locker rooms, PERFORMACIDE® also kills Athlete’s Foot Fungus.

Eliminate Norovirus without Harmful Residue

on Monday, 27 April 2015. Posted in Hard Surface Disinfectant

PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant is EPA registered against Norovirus and leaves no harmful residue

Eliminate Norovirus without Harmful Residue

Effectively Eliminating Norovirus 

Norovirus is the number one cause of disease outbreak caused by contaminated food in the United States. Norovirus is not the same as food poisoning or typical stomach flu. Indeed, food poisoning can be caused by the Norovirus microorganism, but more often it is caused by different germs and even chemical contamination. Norovirus is in no way related to the influenza virus, it is an independent microorganism in and of itself. It is highly contagious hence; proper hygiene and disinfecting practices are warranted to prevent outbreaks in restaurants. Proper disinfection of hard surfaces in restaurants using an EPA registered product specifically listed as effective against Norovirus will help eliminate outbreaks.  Performacide® Hard Surface Disinfectant is EPA registered as hospital grade and effective in killing Norovirus on hard surfaces.  Performacide® Hard Surface Disinfectant can be used in restaurants, and public eating places and be applied to surfaces such as Door Knobs, Chairs, Table Tops, and Salad Bar Sneeze Guards.

Eliminate Norovirus on Cruise Ships

The easiest way to eliminate Norovirus on cruise ships is to keep the hard surfaces cleaned, disinfected and sanitized. People getting sick can also open up the cruise line to lawsuits, as well as loss of business due to bad publicity. It’s better to purchase the right products to keep the passengers and crew healthy than to use cleaning products that simply cannot kill the Norovirus microorganisms. Performacide® Hard Surface Disinfectant is EPA registered for use on all hard non-porous surfaces throughout a cruise ship, including food contact surfaces. 

Eliminating Norovirus in Kitchens

There are many variables that can affect the quality of food, including microorganisms that cause Norovirus and other dangerous infections. Not all traditional disinfectants eliminate Norovirus microorganisms on hard surfaces. Performacide® a hospital strength disinfectant kills Norovirus in cafeterias (kitchens) without leaving any harmful residues. 

PERFORMACIDE® Eliminates Norovirus Microorganisms

Part of the solution in eliminating Norovirus in restaurants and cruise ships is to use PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant on hard non-porous surfaces. Not only is it effective against Norovirus, but it also kills HIV-1, MRSA, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis. 

 

CDC Disinfection Guidance for Bird Flu

on Monday, 27 April 2015. Posted in Hard Surface Disinfectant

To Control Bird Flu Infections, CDC Recommends Disinfecting Frequently Touched Surfaces with EPA Disinfectants Labeled to Kill Influenza A

CDC Disinfection Guidance for Bird Flu

Based on the current outbreaks of Avian Flu, The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued interim guidance on testing, specimen collection, and processing of patients with suspected infections with Novel Influenza A viruses with the potential to cause severe disease in humans.  In this guidance the CDC is recommending that clinicians and public health personnel consider the possibility of infection in anyone with influenza-like illnesses (ILI), and acute respiratory infection (ARI), that has had contact with sick or dead birds, in the following categories, domestic poultry (e.g., chickens, turkeys, ducks), wild aquatic birds (e.g., ducks, geese, swans), and captive birds (e.g., falcons) that have had contact with wild aquatic birds.

 

Within the CDC guidelines for environmental infection control throughout healthcare facilities, the recommendations include disinfection of frequently touched surfaces and objects with an EPA disinfectant labeled to kill Influenza A.

PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant is EPA registered to kill Influenza A on hard non-porous surfaces and is approved for use in hospitals, medical facilities, clinics, ambulances, and veterinary hospitals.  Frequently touched surfaces such as furniture, doorknobs, hard surface floors, bed frames, cabinets, examination tables, stretchers, tabletops, telephones, and wheelchairs.  PERFORMACIDE® is a chlorine dioxide based product that can be sprayed, sponged, or mopped onto these surfaces and allowed to air dry, leaving no harmful residues.

About PERFORMACIDE®

PERFORMACIDE® is a patented, point-of-use, ClO2 generator pouch system. When the generator pouch is immersed in water (like a tea bag), it creates a concentrated ClO2 solution which has passed all EPA requirements for use as a Disinfectant, Sanitizer, Tuberculocide, Virucide*, Fungicide, Algaecide, Slimicide, and Deodorizer. Applications include hospitals, medical facilities, veterinary hospitals & kennels, public areas, first responder facilities and equipment, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, diagnostic centers, food processing and serving facilities & beverage bottling facilities and more.

Formulated for hospital use, PERFORMACIDE® ClO2 is a powerful disinfectant which requires no rinse and does not leave harmful residues. PERFORMACIDE® can be sprayed, mopped, or sponged and allowed to air dry, so there is no risk of spreading microorganisms to other surfaces. 

PERFORMACIDE® is manufactured by OdorStar, LLC with headquarter offices in Fort Lauderdale Florida. http://odorstar.com

OdorStar, LLC

4041 SW 47th Ave
Fort Lauderdale Florida USA
Phone: 1 (954) 587-6280
Toll-Free North America: 1-800-327-8583

 

http://performacide.com

Stop The Spread of Dog Flu

on Saturday, 25 April 2015. Posted in Hard Surface Disinfectant

How to Stop the Spread of Dog Flu - Canine Influenza A

Stop The Spread of Dog Flu

Use PERFORMACIDE® ClO2 to disinfect water bowls, cages and toys without leaving harmful residue.

With the recent outbreaks of the Canine Influenza A virus, it is important that dog owners understand how the virus is spread and how to prevent it.  The Influenza A virus is spread when animals are in close contact or come into contact with surfaces previously contaminated by infected animals.  Part of the infection control measures includes the disinfection of surfaces with which infected animals have come into contact.  Good disinfection techniques at kennels, veterinary offices, veterinary clinics, including their waiting rooms is an important part of an infection control protocol.  

PERFORMACIDE® is a patented, point-of-use, ClO2 generator pouch system. When the generator pouch is immersed in water (like a tea bag), it creates a concentrated ClO2 solution for disinfecting, sanitizing, and deodorizing. 

PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant is an EPA registered virucide for killing Influenza A, Canine Parvovirus, and Feline Calicivirus.  Formulated for hospital use, PERFORMACIDE® utilizes chlorine dioxide which has passed all EPA requirements for use as a virucide.  PERFORMACIDE® ClO2 is a powerful disinfectant but does not leave harmful residues. PERFORMACIDE® is the perfect choice to disinfect water bowls, cages, furniture and pet toys with no wiping or rinsing required. 

PERFORMACIDE® can be sprayed, mopped, or sponged and allowed to air dry, so there is no risk of spreading microorganisms to other surfaces. Unlike ordinary bleach dilutions which only last 24 hours, PERFORMACIDE®’s activated solution remains effective for 15 days when properly stored.

About PERFORMACIDE®

PERFORMACIDE® is a suite of unique point-of-use ClO2 generation system products for use as a Disinfectant, Sanitizer, Tuberculocide, Virucide*, Fungicide, Algaecide, Slimicide, and Deodorizer. Applications include hospitals, medical facilities, veterinary hospitals & kennels, public areas, first responder facilities and equipment, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, diagnostic centers, food processing and serving facilities & beverage bottling facilities and more. PERFORMACIDE® is manufactured by OdorStar, LLC with headquarter offices in Fort Lauderdale Florida. http://odorstar.com 

How to Protect Your Family from Superbugs

on Thursday, 23 April 2015. Posted in Hard Surface Disinfectant

How to Protect Your Family from Superbugs

How to Protect Your Family from Superbugs

Superbugs are microorganisms that are resistant to the antibiotic pharmaceuticals and therefore can be fatal. In fact, more than two million people contract severe bacterial infections in US hospitals each year. The scary thing is that approximately seventy percent of those infections are caused by antibiotic resistant superbugs. PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant is an EPA registered hospital grade product which kills many of the superbugs like MRSA, and Norovirus, that you and your family face every day in schools and offices.

Superbug Protection for Schools

While most cases of MRSA are healthcare related and caused by hospital procedures, the much more concerning type is community-associated MRSA. Generally, CA-MRSA starts with a simple boil that quickly becomes very painful. It can be transmitted to others through contact with the skin of the infected person. CA-MRSA can become a major issue in schools. In order to combat the MRSA virus, educational facilities will need to be proactive about cleaning and sanitizing all hard surfaces, including classrooms, gymnasiums, auditoriums and cafeterias. PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant kills MRSA and Norovirus, and should be used in all schools in the US to protect student and staff health.

Eliminating Superbugs in the Office

It seems that once one person catches a cold or other illness, that virus quickly makes its way to everyone in the office. Imagine how devastating it would be for a superbug like MRSA, Norovirus or Hepatitis to show up! Keeping the hard surfaces clean is important, however; the typical cleaners used in offices do not kill superbug microorganisms. PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant kills a host of microorganisms such as Norovirus, Hepatitis, MRSA, and Rhinovirus.

PERFORMACIDE® for Killing Superbugs

PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface disinfectant is a hospital grade disinfectant, sanitizer, virucide, fungicide, tuberculocide and deodorizer that can be used in the office and even schools. In order to protect your family from superbugs like MRSA, HIV-1, hepatitis and Norovirus, PERFORMACIDE® should be used on all hard surfaces to ensure good health.

The fastest Way to KILL Mold

on Thursday, 23 April 2015. Posted in Mold & Mildew Elimination

The fastest Way to KILL Mold

The Dangers of Mold

When children and adults suffer from asthma, bronchitis and allergic reactions, the culprit is often mold. Indoor mold can form in as little as 24 – 48 hours when moisture combines with warm temperatures. It is important that a full remediation program is used for removing mold problems including the use of an EPA registered disinfectant that kills Mold & Mildew. PERFORMACIDE® Mold & Mildew Eliminator is EPA registered for killing Mold & Mildew on hard non-porous surfaces.

Killing Mold

Most common Mold & Mildew “Stain Removers”, do not actually kill the problem causing molds. Mold is a rooted organism and when bleach stain removers are used, only the surface part of the plant is removed and it quickly grows back. It is important that an EPA registered product for “Killing Mold & Mildew” is used so that the roots are destroyed. Chlorine Dioxide is one of the most effective ingredients that has been used extensively for mold & mildew remediation in situations like Hurricane Katrina. Chlorine Dioxide has recently become available for the first time to consumers due to a patented delivery system that creates safe and precise concentrations that can be easily applied to surfaces. PERFORMACIDE® Mold & Mildew Eliminator is a product that allows chlorine dioxide gas to be dissolved into a water solution and applied with easy to use spray bottles. The patented pouch system creates an economical way for consumers to now have access to this superior ingredient that outperforms traditional ammonia and acid products.

Mold & Mildew Air Care

Chlorine Dioxide can also be used as an air treatment in confined spaces such as Cars, Trucks, RV’s, and Boats. NosGuard SG is an EPA registered product that uses a patented pouch system to deliver accurate levels of ClO2 into the air for controlling odors caused by bacteria mold & mildew. The system can be used in either a fast release or slow release treatment.

PERFORMACIDE® Mold and Mildew Eliminator

PERFORMACIDE® Mold and Mildew Eliminator is designed for use in commercial applications such as Schools, Colleges, Hotels, Motels, Military Installations, and Nursing Homes. PERFORMACIDE® Mold & Mildew Eliminator does not leave a residue and does not need to be rinsed off after using.

Superbugs MRSA

on Thursday, 23 April 2015. Posted in Hard Surface Disinfectant

Superbugs are NO MATCH for Chlorine Dioxide

Superbugs MRSA

What is a Superbug?

A superbug is a microbe that has become resistant to disinfectants and drugs. A bacterium turns “super” when the infections it causes can no longer be treated with the same antibiotics that used to be effective against it. In other words, the bacterium has developed “resistance” to those antibiotics.

What is Resistance?

Resistance is the ability of pathogenic microorganisms to evade chemical agents employed to kill them. Such chemical agents could be drugs such as antibiotics or compounds used for chemical disinfection and sanitization.

How Do Microbes Develop Resistance?

Microbes are living organisms and like any living being they have the ability to learn to survive in adverse conditions. In other words, they can evolve. Biological evolution is dependent upon genetic changes and natural selection of favorable mutations. So, when we are excited about a drug or chemical agent that it can eradicate a particular pathogen (disease-causing microorganism) and resort to using that drug or chemical agent as much as possible, the microorganism starts mutating to survive. Once it gets the right mutations to protect itself, it keeps them and is no longer treatable with that drug. We then say that it has become resistant.

Let’s look at one example of how that can happen: Penicillin is a well-known antibiotic. It was one of the first antibiotics to be discovered and it revolutionized the treatment of infectious diseases. In its molecular structure, penicillin has an organic ring form called a beta-lactam ring. An enzyme called beta-lactamase can break this ring and disrupt its function. While penicillin has been so effective and widely-used for so many bacterial infections, some bacteria have learned (through mutations) to produce beta-lactamase against it. Bacteria that can produce beta-lactamase cannot be treated with penicillin and are resistant to it.

A Classic Example of a Superbug: MRSA, and Scientists vs. Superbugs

Staphylococcus aureus is the name of a commonly occurring bacterial species. Staphylococcus aureus can be present normally on our skin or inside our nostrils. Virulent strains of Staphylococcus aureus can cause infections of the skin and respiratory tract. In the past, staphylococcal infections were generally responsive to treatment with penicillin. This was until some strains started producing beta-lactamase which made them harder to eliminate. Scientists responded by adding certain compounds to antibiotics that inhibited the lactamase, thus restoring the efficacy of the antibiotics. This worked for some time but then Staphylococcus countered with more mutations so that it was able to survive the modified drugs. Scientists came up with a powerful antibiotic, methicillin. Methicillin proved too strong for staphylococcus, at least initially, and along with related compounds was used extensively to treat staphylococcal infections that were not responding to other agents. However, and much to the scientists’ dismay, Staphylococcus mutated, adapted, and evolved again. Staphylococcal strains that are resistant to methicillin are a classic example of superbugs. They are resistant to multiple antibiotics and can cause serious infections that are particularly difficult to manage. Such strains are referred to as MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).

MRSA is Scared of Chlorine Dioxide

The superbug MRSA presents a formidable challenge. It mostly lurks in hospital settings but can also be acquired from community places such as schools, gyms, dormitories, and nursing homes. Its multidrug-resistant nature makes it a fearsome pathogen. A great way to eradicate MRSA is using chlorine dioxide as a disinfectant. Despite its superbug status, MRSA is not resistant to chlorine dioxide. In fact, it is highly susceptible to it and, what’s more, it cannot develop resistance against it. This is because chlorine dioxide kills pathogens through a mechanism called oxidation. Most microbes, including MRSA, just don’t have the cellular mechanisms to survive an oxidative attack.

PERFORMACIDE® is a patented, point-of-use, ClO2 generator pouch system. When the generator pouch is immersed in water (like a tea bag), it creates a concentrated ClO2 solution which has passed all EPA requirements for use as a Disinfectant, Sanitizer, Tuberculocide, Virucide*, Fungicide, Algaecide, Slimicide, and Deodorizer.

Formulated for hospital use, PERFORMACIDE® ClO2 is a powerful disinfectant but does not leave harmful residues. PERFORMACIDE® can be sprayed, mopped, or sponged and allowed to air dry, so there is no risk of spreading microorganisms to other surfaces. Unlike ordinary bleach dilutions which only last 24 hours, PERFORMACIDE®’s activated solution remains effective for 15 days when properly stored.

About PERFORMACIDE®

PERFORMACIDE® is a suite of unique point-of-use ClO2 generation system products for use as a Disinfectant, Sanitizer, Tuberculocide, Virucide*, Fungicide, Algaecide, Slimicide, and Deodorizer. Applications include hospitals, medical facilities, veterinary hospitals & kennels, public areas, first responder facilities and equipment, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, diagnostic centers, food processing and serving facilities & beverage bottling facilities and more.

PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant is an EPA registered for killing Methicillin Resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Staphylococcus Aureus, Listeria moncytogenes, Pseudomonas aruginosa, Salmonella, Trichophyton mentagrophytes (Athletes's foot), Vanomycin Resistant, Enterococcus faecalis, Mycobacterium Bovis (TB), Candida albicans, E Coli and Klebsiella pneumonia. PERFORMACIDE® is an EPA registered virucide for non-enveloped viruses including; Ebola, Adenovirus type 5, Coronavirus, HIV-1, Hepatitis A, Herpes Simplex-2, Poliovirus-1, Influenza A, Canine Parvovirus, Norovirus, Feline Calicivirus, Rhinovirus, Rotavirus and Vaccinia Virus.

PERFORMACIDE® is manufactured by OdorStar, LLC with headquarter offices in Fort Lauderdale Florida. http://odorstar.com

Effective Control of Avian Flu with Chlorine Dioxide

on Thursday, 23 April 2015. Posted in Hard Surface Disinfectant

How does Chlorine Dioxide get rid of Avian Flu?

Effective Control of Avian Flu with Chlorine Dioxide

What is Avian Flu?

Avian flu is also known as avian influenza and bird flu. It is a viral illness caused by subtypes of the influenza A virus. As the name indicates, it is primarily a disease of birds. However, some strains of the bird virus can infect humans as well, sometimes leading to serious illness. The natural reservoir for avian flu virus is wild aquatic birds such as ducks and geese. In these, the virus causes a mild seasonal illness that is rarely fatal. It’s when the virus is transmitted to domestic fowls such as chicken and turkey that it can become deadly. Some strains of avian flu can kill more than 90% of infected birds in a matter of days.

What is its Mode of Spread?

The avian flu virus is present in the saliva, nasal secretions, and feces of infected birds. It will spread rapidly within a flock of poultry fowl. It will also spread to persons who are in close contact with such birds, such as workers and handlers. Transmission from person to person is possible though unusual. You cannot get the virus from eating properly cooked chicken.

How can we Prevent Avian Flu?

Preventing avian flu requires multiple measures. Sources of infection have to be eliminated and modes of transmission have to be checked. Sometimes, entire flocks of poultry birds have to be culled. Workers and handlers are required to wear personal protective equipment such as gloves, gowns, and face masks. Patients suspected to have contracted the virus are isolated from others. They are treated with certain antiviral medications. One such drug is oseltamivir. Oseltamivir is also recommended for people who have been in close contact with sick birds even though they haven’t developed any symptoms yet.

How does Chlorine Dioxide get rid of Avian Flu?

The CDC provides a number of guidelines for the control of avian influenza in healthcare settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics. One of the recommendations is proper cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. In the following lines, we want to explain to our audience why we believe chlorine dioxide is the best disinfectant for environmental surfaces, and therefore, an effective means of getting rid of avian flu.

Avian flu is viral in origin. So, for a disinfectant to be effective against it, it should be a virucide. A virucide is a chemical agent that can kill viruses. Chlorine dioxide is a potent virucide. It is effective against a range of viruses including influenza A virus which is the cause of avian flu. Cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces in healthcare settings with chlorine dioxide ensures protection against this viral illness.

In addition to healthcare settings, its potent virucidal action makes chlorine dioxide a great choice for use as a surface disinfectant at poultry farms and egg ranches. Whether you are related to chicken or turkey farming, you must be well aware of the devastation that certain strains of bird flu can cause.

Entire flocks may die in days or need to be culled if found to be infected. For businesses based around poultry, this can translate to financial disaster. Keeping your farms and ranches clean and disinfected with chlorine dioxide can protect you, your workers, and your fowl from avian flu. It can also save you from a costly outbreak.

Our specially designed chlorine dioxide delivery systems ensure protection and convenience. PERFORMACIDE® enables you to generate instant chlorine dioxide wherever you want it. The sachets are portable and easy to use. All you need to do is add water. What you will get is a chlorine dioxide solution that is an effective virucide.

PERFORMACIDE® is a patented, point-of-use, ClO2 generator pouch system. When the generator pouch is immersed in water (like a tea bag), it creates a concentrated ClO2 solution which has passed all EPA requirements for use as a Disinfectant, Sanitizer, Tuberculocide, Virucide*, Fungicide, Algaecide, Slimicide, and Deodorizer.

Formulated for hospital use, PERFORMACIDE® ClO2 is a powerful disinfectant but does not leave harmful residues. PERFORMACIDE® can be sprayed, mopped, or sponged and allowed to air dry, so there is no risk of spreading microorganisms to other surfaces. Unlike ordinary bleach dilutions which only last 24 hours, PERFORMACIDE®’s activated solution remains effective for 15 days when properly stored.

About PERFORMACIDE®

PERFORMACIDE® is a suite of unique point-of-use ClO2 generation system products for use as a Disinfectant, Sanitizer, Tuberculocide, Virucide*, Fungicide, Algaecide, Slimicide, and Deodorizer. Applications include hospitals, medical facilities, veterinary hospitals & kennels, public areas, first responder facilities and equipment, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, diagnostic centers, food processing and serving facilities & beverage bottling facilities and more.

PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant is an EPA registered for killing Methicillin Resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Staphylococcus Aureus, Listeria moncytogenes, Pseudomonas aruginosa, Salmonella, Trichophyton mentagrophytes (Athletes foot), Vancomycin Resistant, Enterococcus faecalis, Mycobacterium Bovis (TB), Candida albicans, E Coli and Klebsiella pneumonia. PERFORMACIDE® is an EPA registered virucide for non-enveloped viruses including; Ebola, Adenovirus type 5, Coronavirus, HIV-1, Hepatitis A, Herpes Simplex-2, Poliovirus-1, Influenza A, Canine Parvovirus, Norovirus, Feline Calicivirus, Rhinovirus, Rotavirus and Vaccinia Virus.

 

PERFORMACIDE® is manufactured by OdorStar, LLC with headquarter offices in Fort Lauderdale Florida. http://odorstar.com OdorStar, LLC 4041 SW 47th Ave Fort Lauderdale Florida USA

Preventing MRSA in Schools

on Sunday, 19 April 2015. Posted in Hard Surface Disinfectant

PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant Can Kill MRSA

Preventing MRSA in Schools

Methicilin-Resistant S. Aureus (MRSA) is one of the scariest and most dangerous of the community-associated (CA) microorganisms. The CA-MRSA infection generally starts out as a skin infection and has the appearance of small pimple-like bumps, or spider bites. Once these signs appear, the bumps will rapidly become larger and boil-like, as well as very painful. MRSA is resistant to the antibiotics created by pharmaceutical companies, therefore; it is a life-threatening infection which can cause death. CA-MRSA is spread through contact with the infected skin. Schools can be a veritable breeding ground for dangerous microorganisms like MRSA. The best way to ensure the health of the students and staff is to routinely disinfect hard surfaces with a disinfectant that is EPA registered for killing MRSA. Performacide® Hard Surface Disinfectant is a hospital grade disinfectant that kills MRSA and is registered for use in Schools, Colleges, School Buses, Day Care Centers, Gymnasiums, and Sick Rooms.

Proper Hygiene Helps Prevent MRSA Outbreaks in Schools

Keeping hands clean and free from germs can surely help to prevent MRSA in schools. Many schools have opted to have sinks installed outside of the lavatories so teachers can ensure children wash their hands. Of course, keeping hand sanitizer available also helps, as does sanitizing hard surfaces. Performacide® Hard Surface Disinfectant can be sprayed directly onto surfaces to kill the MRSA virus on Bathroom Surfaces, Desks, Drinking Fountains, Sports Equipment, and Wrestling Mats.

Hard Surface Sanitizing Prevents MRSA in Schools

Keeping a school clean is important for a host of reasons, however; not all cleaners kill dangerous microorganisms like MRSA, Norovirus, and Hepatitis, among others. When choosing an EPA registered disinfectant for use in schools it is important that not only it be EPA registered as effective against MRSA but also not leave any harmful residues on the surfaces that are treated. Performacide® Hard Surface Disinfectant can be applied with a mop, sprayer, and sponge and be left to air dry leaving no harmful residues. There are many wet mops available with microfiber heads that liquids can be applied to floors and wrestling maps and then allowed to air dry.

PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant Can Prevent MRSA in Schools

MRSA is a very dangerous microorganism that can run rampant very quickly in a school or day care. PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant kills a variety of microorganisms, including MRSA, Hepatitis, E-coli, Staph, Norovirus, Tuberculosis, and HIV-1. In order to keep staff and students safe, use PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant as part of a comprehensive sanitation program.