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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* According to the ISSA 'Value of Clean' white paper (2012): proper hygiene programs can:

  • Reduce the probability of infection for common cold and influenza by approximately 80 percent
  • Can reduce the number of surfaces contaminated with viruses by 62 percent
  • CONSEQUENTLY...has been shown to reduce absenteeism by as much as 46 percent

~ HLW Int'l, 1999 (offices); MN Dept of Health, 2008 (schools); Pediatrics 2008;121; School Business Affairs 2009;
vol 75, 2.; EDCMagazine, 2006; March (Health and Learning); Journal of School Nursing Online, 2009; Nov (Gerba, et al)

Other Cleaning for Health studies have seen:

  • Increases in productivity of 5% (offices) to 8% (schools)
  • School absenteeism reduced by 50%

 

The Healthier Environmental Living program addresses industry problems tied to the spread of disease. Our programs are focused on modes of transmission.

 

Clean air, clean water, clean surfaces and clean hands are required to limit the spread of disease.  Our immune systems take care of most of the problems.  Sometimes a little environmental nudge is all it takes to combat the spread of disease.

How we fix the problem:

  • BioProtect for surfaces.  BioProtect when applied to a surface provides a long term bio-static layer of protections

  • Sanders Filters are used in the commerical and industrial  HVAC system and can be configured for point of use systems.  Filter provide sub-micron filtration from .1 micron and up

  • Pure Hand hand sanitizer provides a safe none flammable that doesn't dry out the skin

  • Point of Use water filters for the showers and sinks filtering 99.99999% bacteria reduction

  • BioProtect for laundry.  We can make the patients clothing, sheets and blankets antimicrobial.  All of which can be done in the home or commercial laundry 

    

Cruise Line Healthier Environmental Living Program (HELP)

 

Every week you read about an outbreak on some Cruise liner.  The industry doesn't understand microbiology and has done nothing to fully address modes of transmission.  Persistently clean air, clean hands, clean water and clean surfaces are require to minimize the spread of disease.   Human shedding according to Yale exceeds 30 million bacteria per hour (http://news.yale.edu/2012/03/28/you-room-bacteria-counts-spike).  With numbers like that, it is not hard to understand how an out break can and does occur in the tightly confined spaces of a floating hotel.  The Cruise Line industry has not yet move towards persistent cleaning technologies.

 https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/docs/passenger_behaviors_during_norovirus_outbreaks_on_cruise_ships_final_for_cdc.pdf

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/conveyance-transportation-issues/cruise-ship-travel

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6501a1.htm

Noro transmission study.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3294347/

Flu outbreak study.   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2869962/pdf/12729195.pdf

   

Pharmaceutical Hygiene Healthier Environmental Living Program (HELP)

 

The pharmaceutical industry is heavily regulated to ensure safe product is delivered to their customers.  The code requirements and hygiene procedures vary based on activity.  Environmental excursion create significant down time which means production stops.  Production stops which impacts profit in a significant way.  IDA Construction has a unique program to reduce risks in this environment.  We filter with the best HEPA systems on the market and pre / post filter the HEPAs with sub micron filtration.  We account for the dirty little secret in the filter industry tied to the biology growing through the filter media.  We air circulating through filters and pre-filters between 12 and 30 plus times per hour we dramatically reduce the potential for air contamination.   We coat clean room surfaces with a bio-static coating that provides another layer of continuous cleaning.  Finally we introduce lighting that further provide a third layer of persistent cleaning within the clean room.  We work in conjunction with the pharmacy to write hygiene SOPs that use best practices to limit risk to the business and their customer.  The use of non shedding microfiber, rotation of disinfectants and a full understanding of the dwell time required for the disinfectant to work delivers exceptional hygiene that delivers to the safety of customers and the pharmacies bottom line.  

New USP code requires persistent hand sanitizer  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5116a1.htm and 

Pharmacy Times Good Hygiene is more that just hands.  http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2006/2006-06/2006-06-5623

Measurement of surface contamination.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/articles/10219675/

Preventing exposure to hazardous drugs.  https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-165/pdfs/2004-165.pdf

   

Contained Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Healthier Environmental Living Program (HELP)

 

Antimicrobial resistance is prevalent in industrial animal husbandry.  Market forces are shifting to stopping the used of antibiotics to support the rapid growth of animals in CAFO.  The US Government, food producers, restaurant chains and consumers are now looking to purchase meat product raised without antibiotics.  This change will require bio-security measures to change inside the industry.  Stopping the use of antibiotics will require higher levels of hygiene in all (CAFO) facilities.  Good bio-security programs should model good hospital infection control programs.  

Bio aerosol in barn air impacts the health of people and animals.  https://respiratory-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1465-9921-6-50

Threat of campylobacter in poultry flocks.  http://www.clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com/article/S1198-743X(15)01025-3/pdf

Multi site study on handwashing after contact with animals.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25626124

Aerosol transmission and disease.  http://www.bri.k-state.edu/biosketches/publications/rowland/Rowland%202012%20Swine11pg9-11.pdf

Wind borne disease modeling.  http://file.scirp.org/pdf/JEP20122900016_99034540.pdf

   

The Hospital Healthier Environmental Living Program (HELP)

 

Hospital acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance is being covered by every major news team.  The Center for Medicad and Medicare Service (CMS) is no longer footing the bill for many secondary infections causing hospitals to again evaluate their infection control procedures (https://www.cms.gov/medicare/medicare-fee-for-service-payment/hospitalacqcond/hospital-acquired_conditions.html).  One in twenty who enter the hospital have issues with secondary infections.  With bacteria becoming more and more resistant to antibiotics, it is clear we must reduce the spread of infections within our hospital systems.   Learning how to deal with secondary infection will also help us with larger scale pandemic control.

Bio-aerosol in hospitals.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462539/

Airborne bio loads in health care settings in South Africa.  http://bmcmicrobiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2180-14-100

World Health Organization publishes on hand hygiene to reduce the spread of disease.  http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/MDRO_literature-review.pdf

How laundry impact secondary infection.  http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/11848341-74/upmc-report-paris and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3499872/

Surface hygiene also impacts secondary infection.  http://annals.org/aim/article/2424875/cleaning-hospital-room-surfaces-prevent-health-care-associated-infections-technical

How sinks cause the spread of disease.  https://www.statnews.com/2016/10/25/hospital-sinks-infections/

Clean air, clean water, clean hands, clean laundry and clean surfaces do and will impact the scourge of secondary infection.

   

The University Healthier Environmental Living Program (HELP)

 

Universities are not immue to disease outbreaks in our communities. The Environmental Protection Agency has indoor air quality as a top environmental threat in the United States.  Here is a link to their IAQ program.  (https://www.epa.gov/iaq-schools)  HELP addresses surface hygiene, air quality and water hygiene within your facility.  Our measured quantified system evaluates air, water and surface hygiene to combat the hidden cost of presenteeism and absenteeism.  Schools productivity levels drop when teachers and students are absent.  Indoor air quality in schools is a program pushed by the EPA to enhance hygiene and air quality in school systems around the country.  Outbreaks of various disease are growing.  Numerous schools are shut down annually for decontamination.  This year we have had outbreaks linked to whooping cough, mumps and measles.  These outbreaks impact both the school and community.  

Enhance air filtration with energy savings   (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132316301512); (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoyAds87yC4&feature=youtu.be)

Hand hygiene program     (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249958/)

Surface hygiene program   (http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ918585.pdf); (http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/norovirus-prevention-infection-schools-childcare-facilities.pdf

Water hygiene program  Point of use water filtration available 

Duct and coil cleaning 

   

The Expeditionary Healthier Environmental Living Program (HELP)

 

The expeditionary healthier environmental living program impacts a companies bottom line.  The cost of an illness in a remote site can cost thousands of dollars to the business.  Changing hygiene levels directly impacts productivity, absenteeism, presenteeism and energy cost.  Using our program also lowers your cleaning costs.  We build infection control programs for all environments to keep your employees healthy and productive.  Our programs are scaleble for every business budget.  When using our hygiene program cleaning moves from a cost to a significant return on investment.  Happy healthy employees impact your bottom line.  An air evacuation from many of the remote sites we have visited can run your company more that 20K.  Put your numbers through our cost calculator to get a sense for your return on investment.  This same program can be used in Corporate Good Will programs focused on the schools your employees kids attend.  Virtually all companies in mining, and oil and gas have significant corporate give back programs.  Focusing on hygiene in the local community will further keep the children of your employees health.  It is time to start looking at hygiene as a revenue driver.

 The Expeditionary Healthier Environment addresses wellness and environmental hygiene.  Improved water quality, air quality and hygiene improve productivity and the health of your employees.

   

Mass Transits and the Healthier Environmental Living Program (HELP)

 

Our global transportation industry has the ability to move a sick person around the globe.  The ability to move disease from continent to continent dramatically assist in the spread of disease.  Air planes moved SARS, Ebola and the MERS virus around the world.  Our mass transportation systems dramatically assist in the spread of disease.  Large numbers of people packed into small place increase the bio-loading significantly.  Bugs move in sewage, air and as fomites on the surfaces of these platforms.  To combat the next pandemic we need to change how we clean and design our transportation system.

Sewage and antimicrobial resistance.  http://nano.dottrend.com/blog/uncategorized/airline-poop-studied-to-track-global-spread-of-amr-in-bacterial-pathogens/

Urban Transit systems and bacteria.  http://msystems.asm.org/content/1/3/e00018-16

Global transportation systems aid in the spread of disease.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3145127/

Mass transit and germs.  http://www.infrastructureusa.org/germs-on-mass-transit/

Air quality in mass transportation.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15279352

Risk assessment for the spread of disease on planes.  http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/publications/influenza-ragida-2014.pdf

   

Cost of Health care in the Prison system requires the Healthier Environmental Living Program (HELP)

 

Our prison system are dealing with the rising cost of health care.  The also have unique challenges to cleaning.  The spread of disease within our prison system and our mandate to care all lead to significant health care costs.   Our program saves significantly in the cost of chemical.  We treat all surfaces and clean with air filtration, microfiber and water.  Additionally, we use an electronic surveillance system to monitor the temperature of inmates.  If we identify a temperature rise we can isolate them to limit additional exposure with fellow inmates.  As they say and ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  It is time to  attack health care costs with wellness.

http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/249198/Prisons-and-Health,-9-Infectious-diseases-in-prison.pdf?ua=1

http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/11072318-74/corrections-department-legionella

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-quentin-20150830-story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/07/20/prisons-around-the-world-are-reservoirs-of-infectious-disease/?

Fungal infections in prison population  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18076595

Fungal infection hit prison hard.   http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/30/us/30inmates.html

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2013-120/pdfs/2013-120.pdf

Skin infections in prison.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22250627

   

Data Centers and the Healthier Environmental Living Program (HELP) 

 

We know that computers are not worried about health.  So how does the (HELP) program support Data Centers.  Our filter systems actually clean the air.  Dust particles and pollution can settle on circuits and corrode or destroy them.  When our molecule goes on to the surfaces inside the data center they are much easier to clean and it provides an anti-static barrier.  Our filter system has less static pressure that the filters you are using (energy savings) and it cleans the air significantly better.  Lastly our cooling tower filter reduces water usage, has less maintenance, reduces chemical consumption.   Additionally we often provide a energy savings to the facility.

Benefits:

  • Energy savings from the Cooling tower filter

  • Energy saving from lower static pressure filters

  • Facility cleans faster

  • Anti static floors

  • Near dust free environment (Sub-micron filtration) 

   

The Industry Healthier Environmental Living Program (HELP)

 

The manufacturing environment is very focused on health and safety.  Most companies view cleaning as a cost, but we veiw cleaning as a revenue center.  The healthier environmental living program impacts a companies bottom line.  The cost of an illness in any industry cost cost the company a significant amount of money.  Changing hygiene levels directly impacts productivity, absenteeism, presenteeism and energy cost.  Using our program also lowers your cleaning costs.  We build infection control programs for all environments to keep your employees healthy and productive.  Our programs are scaleble for every industry and budget.  When using our hygiene program cleaning moves from a cost to a revenue generator.  Happy healthy employees impact your bottom line.   Put your numbers through our cost calculator to get a sense for your return on investment.  This same program can be used in Corporate Good Will programs.  If you focused on the schools your employees kids attend it will keep them healthy too ensuring they remain at work keeping your business on schedule.  Virtually all companies today have corporate give back programs.  Focusing on hygiene in the local community will further keep the children of your employees health.  Additionally you can focus outreach programs so they impact the families of your employees.  It is time to start looking at hygiene as a revenue driver.

HELP addresses absenteeism, presenteeism and our hygiene program improves productivity.  We can build our program into construction and build it into your cleaning program. 

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