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June 28, 2012
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Chemical Free Cleaning Network (CFCN) and Advanced Vapor Technologies (AVT) Announce Results of Green Disinfection Survey, Drawing Winner

Everett WA - Tuesday, June 26, 2012. The Chemical Free Cleaning Network (CFCN) (http://www.cfcn.info/) and Advanced Vapor Technologies (http://advap.com/tancs/) have announced the results of the June 2012 “Green Disinfection Survey” based on 70 respondents as well as the winner of the drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of IEHA’s Infection Prevention For Dummies book.

The survey consisted of four questions, resulting in the following top answers to each question.
1. Name the three greenest ways to quickly destroy germs on environmental surfaces … Top Answers in descending order (since more than one answer was permitted, percentages total more than 100%):
a) Dry Steam Vapor - 91.4%
b) Hydrogen Peroxide - 68.6%
c) UV-C - 48.6%

2. Name the three most challenging microbes you will need to deal with when disinfecting (pick any three) Top Answers in descending order (since more than one answer was permitted, percentages total more than 100%):
a) C. difficile - 74.3%
b) MRSA - 58.6%
c) Norovirus - 58.6%

3. Dwell time is best described as… Top Answer:
How long germs must be exposed to the germicidal agent for it to kill them (to the extent described on the product label) – 100%

4. Study says: The product requiring the shortest dwell time for maximum disinfection of environmental surfaces is (pick one)… Top Answers in descending order:
a) Dry steam vapor with nanocrystal water treatment module - 79.7%
b) Bleach - 11.6%
c) Quats - 8.7%

The winner of the random drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of IEHA’s Infection Prevention For Dummies book was Willa van Schalkwyk, Director of Housekeeping, Four Seasons Hotel Boston. Congratulations to Willa!

Advanced Vapor Technology wishes to thank IEHA www.ieha.org for its assistance in disseminating the survey to IEHA member cleaning professionals and for donation of the Infection Prevention For Dummies book, as well as Benjamin Tanner, PhD of Antimicrobial Test Laboratories (ATL) http://www.antimicrobialtestlaboratories.com/ for input on the survey.

About CFCN
The Chemical Free Cleaning Network was established by industry leader and consultant Vince Elliott, B.S., M.H.S., who has nearly four decades of professional experience in developing high performance cleaning strategies for commercial and industrial applications. He has integrated his experience, technologies and chemical-reduction strategies under one connected organization to benefit building proprietors, janitorial service managers, homeowners, and ecosystems as a whole. The Chemical Free Cleaning Network is dedicated to finding and sharing information regarding effective chemical-free technological developments. Visit www.cfcn.info.

Attend the University of Maryland Chemical-Free Cleaning Expo
September 18-19, 2012
Adele H. Stamp Student Union Building
Register Here - http://www.cfcnexpo.com/

About Advanced Vapor Technologies
Advanced Vapor Technologies (AVT) is the maker of proprietary, water-only steam vapor cleaning and disinfection systems. AVT systems reduce health risks associated with typical chemical cleaners, eradicate a wide range of bacteria and pathogens, improve indoor environmental quality and help prevent indoor hazards and surface degradation associated with chemical use. TANCS® http://advap.com/tancs/ is a registered trademark of Advanced Vapor Technologies (AVT).

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