Study Validates Steam Vapor with TANCS Reduces Total Microbial and Pathogen Loads on Hospital Surfaces

PHONEX, AZ — August 4, 2011 — A study was carried out in eight occupied rooms of a long-term care wing of a hospital. Six surfaces per room were swabbed before and after steam treatment and analyzed for heterotrophic plate count (HPC), total coliforms, methicillin intermediate and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MISA and MRSA), and Clostridium difficile.

Researchers reported, "The steam vapor device consistently reduced total microbial and pathogen loads on hospital surfaces, to below detection in most instances" and that the system "provides a means to reduce levels of microorganisms on hospital surfaces without the drawbacks associated with chemicals."

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