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.)


Our Healthier Environment Living Program addresses residential problems that stem from the spread of disease. Our programs focus on modes of transmission. We take on these issues by bringing to the task products that create clean surfaces, clean air and clean water in addition to methods and technologies to ensure proper hand hygiene. Below is a brief overview of some of the top, proven technologies we employ to combat the spread of pathogens that become threats to our health.


  • BioProtect for surfaces: BioProtect, when applied to a surface, provides a long term biostatic layer of protection.
  • BioProtect for laundry: We can make antimicrobial clothing, sheets and blankets. And it can be done conveniently in a standard home laundry setting.
  • Sanders Filters: These filters are used in homes on the HVAC system, and they can be configured for point-of-use systems. They provide submicron filtration from .1 micron and higher, the size of known pathogens.
  • Pure Hand hand sanitizer:  Pure Hand is safe, non-flammable and doesn't dry the skin.
  • Point-of-use water filters: These filters are for showers and sinks, filtering out as much as 99.99999% of all bacteria. 


Shown below are some of the conditions and pathogen-driven illnesses affecting people in the residential settings that we are able to address with our HELP, along with links to studies and stories that highlight some of the issues in particular categories:


Asthma / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) / Allergy


We have developed approaches anchored by the muscle of our technologies to combat dander, pollen and air particulates that aggravate these conditions.






It is difficult to believe with modern medicine, as many as 25 percent of women will lose a baby during pregnancy or at birth. The mother’s health greatly impacts the health of her baby, so keeping her healthy during pregnancy is greatly important. HELP helps to reduce environmental risks, particularly important because of the compromised immune systems of pregnant women.


  • Statistics and facts about pregnancy: women's health during pregnancy is vital to the health of an unborn baby. Certain foods, alcohol and tobacco can have long term, permanent negative impacts on a child's development during pregnancy.   
  • Pregnancy and Susceptibility to Infectious Diseases:  mmune alterations with advancing pregnancy may impair pathogen clearance, resulting in increased severity of disease for several pathogens.   
  • Risk of seasonal flu:  Influenza continues to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality for women during pregnancy. 
  • Airborne particulate and preterm birth: Exposure to high levels of particulate air pollution, PM2.5, in pregnancy is associated with a 19 % increased risk of PTB; with greatest risk with high 3rd trimester exposure.
  • Air pollution and depression, anxiety and attention issues: Results of this study provide additional evidence that environmental levels of Prenatal Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon  (PAH) encountered in NYC air can adversely affect child behavior.
  • Air pollution pregnancy and babies UCLA study: This article focuses on health effects that ambient and traffic related air pollution has on pregnant women, their infants, and young children.
  • In utero fine particle pollution:  This is a study of the association between in utero exposure to fine particle air pollution with a diameter ≤ 2.5 μm (PM2.5) and placental expression of genes implicated in neural development.     
  • Air pollution and birth weight: Strong epidemiological evidence links prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution and outcomes including low birth weight, intrauterine growth restriction, and preterm birth.



Compromised Immune Systems / Oncology


Oncology HELP is focused on reducing secondary infection. Making the home persistently cleaner is important for the family and the patient.  Reducing bio-loading on hands, surfaces, laundry, water and the air will protect individuals with compromised immune systems.




How Mold Impacts Your Home


Mold is a major problem in construction.


Mold degrades and destroys construction materials and can release toxins into the air which cause health problems. Mold can be found in dry climates as well as damp. Fungi are ubiquitous in the United Sates, most often found in the west and southern parts of the United States.


Molds / fungi impact health, specifically affecting the respiratory system and sometimes leading to respiratory disease.


IDA understands how to shape the microbiome in your home to keep your family healthy. Fungi is everywhere, but it is possible to manage its impact for a safe and healthy home. Contact us today for a consulation.





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