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Tag : Antimicrobial

15 Oct 2020

Read the Fine Print

by Andrea Velasquez Customer Interface Manager and Certified Clinically Clean® Specialist Andrea is a Certified Clinically Clean Specialist. Among other duties, Andrea handles inquiries from Aseptic Health customers across the country and assists our network of Certified SanitizeIT® Operators. For many years, Andrea was Vice President of Business Development for a major design and construction company in Chicago. In other words, reading and understanding the fine print is her specialty! Here is Andrea’s opinion after reading the fine print on several […]

25 Sep 2020

Cleaning Up After Your Pet

by Pat Cummings & Mac Warehouse Manager and Certified Clinically Clean® Specialist Pat is our logical Logistics and Warehouse Manager. She also holds a BA in Organic Chemistry with a minor in Physics and is a Certified Clinically Clean Specialist. Pat has such a heart for animals and helped start Paws2Help Animal Ministry which provides therapy animals to people in need. Pictured here with her boy, Mac (‘Ch. Old Drum’s Unchained CGC),Pat also has a rescue Doberman Pinscher named Lexie, a […]

17 Sep 2020

Three Strikes And You’re Out!

by Gus Scannapieco, Certified Clinically Clean® Specialist   While researching information for our Disinfection Tips, I kept running across industry leaders touting the benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide for disinfection…from veterinarians and other healthcare professionals to carpet cleaners. Hydrogen Peroxide As A Disinfectant While Hydrogen Peroxide has a low toxicity rating, it is acidic and highly corrosive. If you’re using the 3% hydrogen peroxide solution from the drugstore as a mouthwash, you’d best rinse well with water after using. And never drink […]

09 Sep 2020

How To Clean To Prevent Allergies

by Dana Ryan, Certified Clinically Clean® Specialist   We are right in the middle of the two most severe weeks for ragweed pollen. If you’re allergic, you probably already know that. Ragweed blooms almost everywhere in the U.S. but especially from the East Coast to the Midwest with the highest level of blooming in early to mid-September. Ragweed isn’t the only fall allergen, but it is the most common. It blooms and releases pollen from August to November.   Cleaning Tips […]

27 Aug 2020

Cleaning After Flooding

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO As I’m writing this, Hurricane Laura has become a Category 4 and is just a few miles from the Louisianna/Texas shore. There will be floods. So I looked to an OSHA Hurricane Facts website to find out what they recommend: “During a flooding event, there is an increased danger of contracting bacterial, viral and protozoal diseases. Floodwaters can be contaminated with sewage and decaying animal and human remains. Therefore, disinfection of contaminated hands, clothing, tools/equipment, […]

13 Aug 2020

Cleaning The Wrong Way

by Dana Ryan, Certified Clinically Clean® Specialist Fox News broke a story last week that “amid coronavirus, more than a third of US adults are using cleaning products incorrectly.” The story cited a recent study commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and claimed “these practices pose a risk of severe tissue damage and corrosive injury and should be strictly avoided.” The survey was conducted in May 2020. There were 502 respondents and questions ranged from what respondents knew […]

06 Aug 2020

Antimicrobial vs. Antibacterial? What’s The Difference?

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO Both antimicrobials and antibacterials act on different types of microorganisms. Antibacterials destroy or inhibit only the growth of bacteria. Antimicrobials destroy or inhibit the growth of all microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi and viruses. Therefore antimicrobials provide a broader scope of protection than antibacterials. In fact, using plain soap and water to wash your hands may provide greater protection from colds and flu than antibacterial hand soap or wipes. Ban On Triclosan You may remember that […]