Customers Avoid Chemical Household Cleaners Because of Risks to Kids, Announces

Explains That Children Are More Vulnerable Than Adults To Toxic Chemicals In Household Cleaners

Online PR News – 20-January-2012 – – Vapor steam cleaners equipped with Ladybug’s proprietary patented Thermo Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation technology, called TANCS®, are more than eco-friendly cleaning systems. According to a leading nationwide marketer of vapor steam cleaners, to their owners, the water-only cleaning systems are a layer of security to protect their families from cancer-causing household chemical cleaners.

“Ladybug steam cleaner owners are among thousands of people nationwide turning to environmentally friendly alternatives to toxic household cleaning products,” says V. K. Dunlop of “Any many of our customers are telling us that it’s because of their children.”

According to Dunlop, children are more vulnerable than adults to toxic chemicals in household cleaners because they crawl on floors and put everything into their mouths. TANCS®-equipped Ladybug steam cleaners are a great solution because they are scientifically proven to produce better results than traditional cleaning products.

Steam cleaners armed with the TANCS® technology qualify as disinfection devices for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Est. No. 82121-WA-01).

“People are always asking me how TANCS® works,” says Dunlop. “While I’m not a scientist by any stretch of the imagination, I though I’d take a stab at explaining TANCS® in layman’s terms.”

According to Dunlop, TANCS® is not an ingredient you add to your steam cleaner. Nor is it an attachment. TANCS® is a factory-installed internal component that modifies the crystal structure of the naturally occurring minerals in ordinary tap water to destroy microorganisms in a very short time.

“When a Ladybug steam cleaner with TANCS® is turned on, the water and minerals pass through the boiler, where the heat converts the water to superheated steam,” says Dunlop. “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.”

Ladybug has impressive scientific findings to back its TANCS® technology, including studies conducted by 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,” 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.”

TANCS®-equipped steam cleaners have been scientifically proven to wipe out the MRSA superbug in 5 seconds, and eradicate the NDM-1 strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria on a hard surface within 2 seconds.

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.”

TANCS® technology comes standard with the top-selling Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner and is available as an option with the Ladybug XL2300 steam cleaner and the Ladybug 2200S steam cleaner.

“It makes no sense to clean your home with your mother’s mop and a bucket of harmful chemicals,” says Dunlop.

Many conventional cleaning products lining supermarket shelves contain chemicals. Even some of the so-called ‘green’ cleaners on the market contain chemicals. The root of the problem is that current Federal laws do not require manufacturers of residential cleaning products to list all of the ingredients on their labels.

A study released April 1, 2011 by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) says that toxic chemicals found in consumer products can interfere with key stages of childhood development.
According to the PIRG report, “The incidence of many serious health problems—including premature birth, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, asthma and allergies, early puberty, obesity, diabetes, reduced fertility, and some types of cancer—shows links with exposure to chemicals that can interfere with the process of growth and development.”

Dunlop says it only makes good sense to avoid cleaning products that contain chemicals unsafe for the health of children and switch to natural products and systems that keep homes clean and fresh smelling without the toxic side effects.

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, 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. 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’s Twitter account, @1800GOVAPOR.

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