How Does BioProtect Protection Work?

The active ingredient in BioProtect polymerizes to all surfaces and is both colorless and odorless.

Think of BioProtect as a layer of electrically charged swords.  When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the quaternary amine sword punctures the cell membrane and the remnants are then electrocuted.

Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial does not lose it’s strength and the sword is now ready for the next cell to contact it.  (NOTE: Normal cleaning of the treated surfaces is necessary in order for the BioProtect   antimicrobials to continue their effectiveness.  Dirt buildup,  paint, dead microbes, etc. will cover the treatment prohibiting it from killing microorganisms.)

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How indoor air pollution is leading to stunted growth in India’s children India has 61 million stunted children and there is evidence that exposure to indoor air pollution from burning solid fuels increases the probability of stunting among children

How indoor air pollution is leading to stunted growth in India’s children
India has 61 million stunted children and there is evidence that exposure to indoor air pollution from burning solid fuels increases the probability of stunting among children
​Worldwide, as many as 4.3 million people die each year due to indoor air pollution. The conversation on air quality, however, has been focused largely on outdoor air pollution. As researchers at Evidence for Policy Design, we conducted an analysis of 2005-2006 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3) data and found strong evidence that the exposure ...
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The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing As governments decide what to do about air quality, studies connect an array of health problems to dirty air

The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing
As governments decide what to do about air quality, studies connect an array of health problems to dirty air
To the residents of Donora, Pa., a mill town in a crook of the Monongahela River, the daily haze from nearby zinc and steel plants was the price of keeping their families fed. But on October 27, 1948, the city awoke to an unusually sooty sky, even for Donora. The next day, the high school quarterbacks couldn't see their teammates well enough to com...
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Microbiomes of the Built Environment – Public Panel Discussion

Microbiomes of the Built Environment – Public Panel Discussion

Please click above to watch an archived recording of the Microbiomes of the Built Environment public panel discussion, featuring committee members Jonathan Allen, Diane Gold, Vivian Loftness, and Jordan Peccia.   Watch here...

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Portland wasn’t required to report MRSA infections at rec camp

When two students at a Portland summer recreation camp contracted an antibiotic-resistant bacterial skin infection, the city went beyond what is required by the state for disease notifications.There's no requirement that MRSA skin infections be reported to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, but the city notified the Maine CDC anyw...
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Study: Low FODMAP Diet Improves Quality of Life for IBS Patients An elimination diet designed to relieve discomfort in IBS patients did more than ease physical symptoms, a new study finds. It also improved quality of life.

Study: Low FODMAP Diet Improves Quality of Life for IBS Patients
An elimination diet designed to relieve discomfort in IBS patients did more than ease physical symptoms, a new study finds. It also improved quality of life.
Living with a gut disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome can be difficult.MORE FROM THE LAB: Subscribe to our weekly newsletterWhile the physical symptoms can be a nightmare for patients, the emotional toll is often just as devastating. Patients with IBS show higher levels of depression and anxiety compared with people without the disorder, one ...
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