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Space-Age Cleaning and Disinfecting on Earth

NASA’s efforts to eliminate microbes in its cleanroom areas is for preventing germs from riding spacecraft into and contaminating other worlds.
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When Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Become Irresistible

What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? The answer is: The two cannot exist together. If a force is irresistible, then there is nothing immovable.
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Film-Free Germ-Free Cleaning in Seconds Plus Biofilm Control

All conventional cleaning chemicals leave a film on surfaces unless rinsed. ALL of them. This film consists of wetting agents, dispersants, detergents, emulsifiers, fragrances, dyes, and foaming agents.
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Wash Your Hands – TANCS® Steam Your Surfaces

As hand washing is the best advice not taken for personal cleanliness, the best advice not taken for cleaning your home or business is TANCS® Steam Your Surfaces.
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Is Your Disinfection Based on Surface Knowledge?

Is your disinfection based on a limited grasp of how to disinfect, and, awareness of sound methods, and how surfaces affect disinfection?
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Advanced Vapor Technologies – Online News, Milestones

Advanced Vapor Technologies has been in the news with multiple articles and presentations.
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Stop Sharing, Start Caring with TANCS®

Responsible adults share millions of germs by touching common surfaces over the course of a day. Isn’t it time to stop sharing germs and start caring?
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Is Targeting of Germs Hit or Miss?

In archery, hitting a bullseye is a matter of training, using the right bow, arrow, arrowhead or projectile point, string tension and strength; plus adjusting for wind and aiming at the correct target.
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Marketing “Utility” in Disinfecting

In a world of marketing hype, dry steam machines model Youtility, Health Intentional Cleaning®, broad-spectrum utility, and disinfecting performance at its best.
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COPD

Workplace Hazards and Injuries

Regular use of disinfectants by registered nurses may increase the incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Crazy Cleaning

When Little Things are Big

When it comes to health, small omissions can create large concerns.
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Biofilm Related Risks

Biofilms can virtually colonize any indwelling devices (catheters, artificial joints, contact lenses) and different tissues (oral soft tissues, teeth, middle ear, gastrointestinal tract, urogenital tract, airway/lung tissue, etc.).
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Healthy Facilities Survey

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) surveyed facilities to determine their perception of the greenest ways to disinfect.
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How to Choose the Best Cleaning Products

The best cleaning products remove the most soil using the fewest resources - time, money, chemicals, scrubbing - while protecting your assets: health and home.
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Quits on quats

Calling It Quits On Quats

Could something used everywhere for years be harmful? In the case of quats (short for quaternary ammonium compounds), the answer is yes.
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mopping spreads germs on floors

Mopping Up the Floor with Germs

Floors can make you sick; especially in hospitals.
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Microbes are us

Microbes Are Us

Recent evidence from National Geographic suggests we carry 40 trillion bacteria, mostly in our digestive tracts, versus 30 trillion cells making up our bodies.
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Ladybug 2200

Not For Everyone

Steam vapor systems are not for everyone.
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Healthy Cleaning

At the very least, we should consider investing as much time and money in maintaining our health, as we invest in time and money for products that simply enable us to function in routine business-task completion.
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Good Bug

Join The Ladybug Revolution

Cute bugs are not staging an uprising. They are a fitting symbol of a revolution in professional cleaning.
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New Years Rolutions

New Year’s Resolutions: Improve Health, Spend Less

People want good health. NBC News reported the number one New Year’s Resolution for 2017 is to Improve Health.
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Fragranced Products

Fragranced Products: Risks for People and Profits?

A University of Melbourne researcher has found that over one-third of Americans report health problems—from asthma attacks to migraine headaches.
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Extraction Carpet Cleaning

Steam Cleaning Carpet is Often a Misnomer

When cleaning carpets, there is a major difference between extraction cleaning with hot water, also know as “steam carpet cleaning", and dry steam vapor cleaning.
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Hospital

Six Minutes to Save Your Life

Dangerous organisms are everywhere but some of the really bad ones are in hospitals. If steam vapor was used for treatment, we might not have so many bad infections.
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Mold

Steam Vapor the Clear Winner in Fighting Mold

A study funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, evaluated three carpet cleaning methods and their ability to clean moldy carpet.
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Green Cleaning Chemicals

How Safe Are Green Cleaning Products?

A growing number of Americans are seeking so-called green cleaners -- products made with natural, nontoxic, and biodegradable ingredients.
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Dust Mite

Efficacy of Steam Vapor on Dust Mite Allergens

Does steam vapor effectively impact dust mite allergens? The answer is yes according to this extensive study.
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Allergies

Alternative to Toxic Germicides

TANCS® Steam vapor cleaning can play a vital role in a healthcare infection prevention program.
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Sanitizing Textiles in Place

There is growing evidence that sanitizing textiles in place − such as healthcare privacy curtains − could have a huge impact on reducing disease transmission. Why? These are touched often, but laundered infrequently.
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The Secret To Better Indoor Air Quality When Cleaning and Disinfecting – Podcast

The Secret To Better Indoor Air Quality When Cleaning and Disinfecting - Podcast
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Chemical Disinfectants and TANCS®

Today we're going to be tapping your experience with the TANCS Dry Steam Vapor System and its efficacy as a disinfectant.
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Benjamin Tanner

Lower Costs of Disinfection

How Advanced Vapor Technologies' TANCS Steam Vapor lowers the total cost of disinfecting.
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Value of Clean

Learn how a modest investment in cleaning can help facilities reap big savings.
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Study Shows Simple Steps Can Reduce Dust Mite Allergens in Bedrooms

The use of allergen-proof covers and either professional or in-home laundering of bedding reduced allergen levels in beds. Both dry steam cleaning plus vacuuming and vacuuming alone lowered allergen levels in carpets.
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Reduction in the microbial load on high-touch surfaces

Recent scientific literature suggests that portable steam vapor systems are capable of rapid, chemical-free surface disinfection in controlled laboratory studies. This study evaluated the efficacy of a portable steam vapor system in a hospital setting.
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Ladybug® 2350 TEKNO®

New Machine Names

New names for the Ladybug®.
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