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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.

Schools, Cafeterias, & Restaurants

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

Schools, Cafeterias, & Restaurants

Keeping Food Surfaces Safe from Germs in Schools

Schools, whether private or public are breeding grounds for an entire spectrum of germs, bacteria and viruses. Many schools have resorted to having sink facilities outside of the restrooms so that teachers and staff can make sure all of the students wash their hands after using the facilities. While this cuts down on the spread of germs it isn’t enough as children’s bodies are building immunity to infections for the first several years of their lives. PERFORMACIDE® can help to protect everyone from E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella bacterium that have collected on food surfaces in the school’s cafeteria.

E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella Protection in Restaurants

E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella can be brutal and difficult issues for restaurants to deal with. Unfortunately, there are times that E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella can be accidentally transmitted to food and then served to the customers. Perhaps a worker didn’t wash their hands as well as they should have, or the food prep surfaces weren't properly cleaned. The important thing is contamination can be avoided by using PERFORMACIDE® to fight E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella without leaving a harmful residue.

Food Safety in Cafeterias

Food safety in every situation is of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella bacteria isn’t simply eliminated by proper hand washing techniques. Every hard surface needs to be sanitized and disinfected with an EPA and CDC approved product. The ability to completely kill the E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella is essential to maintaining a safe cafeteria. PERFORMACIDE® kills bacteria and viruses quickly and easily.

PERFORMACIDE® for School Cafeteria Food Safety

PERFORMACIDE® is the perfect disinfectant for killing bacteria, viruses, germs, mold and mildew in schools, restaurants and cafeterias. It can be sprayed directly on to the hard surfaces that need to be treated, left to dry and PERFORMACIDE® leaves no residue on the surface. Considering that it is EPA and CDC approved for hospital use, PERFORMACIDE® is the best option for keeping schools, restaurants and cafeterias safe from Salmonella, E. Coli, and Staphylococcus on food contact surfaces.

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. 

 

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.