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Study shows TANCS system disinfects through a variety of textiles

August 03, 2012
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EVERETT, WA — A surface disinfecting study conducted jointly by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) and the Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, demonstrated consistent disinfection of surfaces by application of TANCS steam vapor even when using a variety of different cloth or textile applicators, according to a press release.

The data was presented by Dr. Nancy Goodyear during a poster conference at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) AEC Conference held on Friday, June 29, 2012, in San Diego California, the release stated.

"The Thermo Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation (TANCS) device has been shown to be effective at disinfecting a wide range of microorganisms, including Clostridium difficile (C. diff) spores and MS2 bacteriophage, a non-enveloped virus surrogate, even when used with a variety of textiles types including cotton and microfiber towels when washed without fabric softener, with liquid fabric softener, and with dryer sheets," said Dr. Goodyear, who led a team of other researchers at UMass Lowell, including Robert DeMatteo and Daniel Warden, department of biological sciences and Dr. Jason Marshall, director of the TURI lab.

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