There are generally two approaches to cleaning, first there’s cleaning for appearance - when something looks dirty you clean it. Then there is cleaning for health. Cleaning for health is the act of cleaning without the dangerous impact of harsh chemicals. Healthy Cleaning is as practical to our life style as eating correctly, getting enough sleep, and exercising. Healthy cleaning doesn’t only apply to our homes, but to all areas we inhabit, our work place, schools, restaurants, childcare centers, and health care facilities, to name a few. We all want to live in a healthy environment, yet many of the common cleaning and disinfecting products sold today contain harmful chemicals strong enough to cause eye, nose, and lung irritation, as well as rashes, headaches, nausea, and asthma.
The USEPA estimates that cleaning products alone contribute approximately 8 percent of total non-vehicular emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands. Examples include: paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials and furnishings, office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper, graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic solutions. Look under your kitchen sink, have you brought toxins into your home, all in the name of healthy cleaning?
The Hippocratic Oath… “First Do No Harm” In the past, we have been given the choice of “green chemistry” that was safe for the people and the planet, but all too often just did not work as well as conventional cleaning products. Now, after years of research and new product development, that has changed. We now have the advantage of choosing another way of achieving healthy cleaning. As you follow the links on this website, you will learn about a breakthrough technology, Vital Oxide. We have designed our product around a chemistry that is unique in all of Nature. Effective on a broad-spectrum of virus, and bacteria, including “super bugs” like MRSA and H1N1. Vital Oxide is used against the Ebola Virus.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and Mildew can be found almost anywhere; they grow on virtually any substance when moisture is present, and can be a risk to our health and well being, triggering asthma attacks and other allergic reactions as well as off gassing harmful VOC’s into our environment.
Vital Oxide has shown long-term effectiveness on mold and mold spores for up to 7 months of protection with a single treatment. Vital Oxide can effectively be used in all areas of homes and building from the bathroom, concrete walkways and building exteriors, yet is gentle enough to be used on personal items like clothing and washing machines.
Used and recommend by mold remediation professionals, Vital Oxide has been the principle product in university and government sponsored tests showing effectiveness.
Vital Oxide eliminates odors completely on a molecular level, not covering them up with masking fragrance or nose numbing chemicals. Effective on tobacco smoke, cooking odors, sports equipment and pet urine.
Vital Oxide has powerful cleaning action that removes organic stains without damage to treated articles, hard or soft surfaces.
Unpleasant odors have been recognized as a warning sign of potential risks to human health. The rot smell on producing or the rancid smell of spoiled food triggers a natural defense in us indicating of a health risk.
Vital Oxide works on the cause of the malodor by oxidizing. Bacteria are often formed during the decomposition, of organic, material, causing the malodor to form. Vital Oxide is an EPA registered hospital disinfectant and mold eliminator with all claims tested, so you can be sure that it will eliminate the cause of the problem. Other odor eliminators can cause allergic or asthmatic reactions making a bad situation worse. Vital Oxide is Hypoallergenic and contains no fragrances, used by the most sensitive allergy suffers.
Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are the number four cause of death in the United States, exceeding the combined mortality of breast cancer, AIDS and traffic accidents. 1 In a 2008 article, the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, estimated that hospital acquired infections add an average of $15,000 to the cost of care which puts a total cost of infections in the U.S. around $40 billion a year. 2 This cost is in addition to the suffering caused with more than 2 million infections a year, over 150,000 deaths and millions of extra days spent in the hospital.
Of equal concern are the evolving antibiotic resistant strains of microorganisms such as Methicillin-resistant Staphhylococcus aureas (MRSA) and Acinetobacter spp, which are making the resulting mortality of a healthcare associated infection greater than ever.
The result has been increased public pressure, and legislative initiatives, holding hospitals accountable for these increased costs. In October of 2008, Medicaid approved a policy to no longer reimburse hospitals for certain preventable errors (including some types of infections) and Medicare is reserving the right to further expand the list. Private insurers are following this lead.2
One recent study found that 59% of environmental surfaces were contaminated with MRSA in affected patients’ rooms. 3 Yet a rigorous environmental cleaning intervention can reduce the transmission of MRSA and other multidrug-resistant organisms in hospital intensive care units. 4
- Vital Oxide can easily be integrated in Health Care facility disinfection guide lines replacing many existing product that are less effective, and potentially dangerous to the staff, the benefit is cost and risk reduction.
- Vital Oxide will not allow the development of antibiotic resistant organisms. No need to rotate disinfectants used.
Equipment and surfaces become contaminated with bacteria and viruses. The reduction and control of these contaminants is essential and integral part of the production process and a prerequisite of a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system that should include VitalOxide for food contact surfaces (formulated to reduce both bacteria and viruses to help meet your HACCP needs). All food manufacturers should have a company hygiene policy that includes Zylast products for an effective approach to the hygiene management system. The disinfection methods for the site and equipment show to be difficult as they have areas that are not easily accessible by traditional means. This is where Vitaloxide and ByoPlanet Electrostatic Sprayers shine.