TANCS®-Equipped Non-Toxic Steamers Are Lab Tested To Wipe Out Drug-Resistant MRSA Infection In Seconds
Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner shown with optional trolley.
Online PR News – 22-June-2011 – – Vapor steam cleaners equipped with Thermo Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation technology—called TANCS®—are scientifically proven to produce better results than traditional disinfectants a leading marketer of chemical-free steam cleaning systems explained today.
“Water-only steam cleaners armed with Ladybug’s proprietary patented TANCS® technology qualify as disinfection devices for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” says V. K. Dunlop of 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com.
According to Dunlop, TANCS®-equipped steam cleaners are suitable for cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing many surfaces in healthcare locations like hospitals, physician and dental offices, veterinary and outpatient clinics, schools, laboratories, nursing homes and ambulances.
Recent testing conducted by Antimicrobial Test Laboratories demonstrated rapid destruction of the NDM-1 strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria using TANCS®-equipped steam cleaners.
According to Benjamin Tanner, PhD, president of Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, "The studies we conducted show that the steam vapor device can eradicate NDM-1 Klebsiella on a hard surface within just 2 seconds of contact—much faster than traditional disinfectants.”
Earlier testing by Antimicrobial Test Laboratories found that TANCS®-equipped steam cleaners wipe out MRSA and VRE superbugs in seconds.
"A 99.9999% reduction of MRSA and VRE on surfaces within 5 seconds is a level of performance that chemical disinfectants may never achieve," explained Tanner.
When a steamer 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.
TANCS® technology comes standard with the Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner and is available as an option with the Ladybug XL2300 steam cleaner and the Ladybug 2200S steam cleaner. All TANCS®-equipped steamers achieve 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,” said 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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