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Sanitizing cleaning product kills MRSA

June 24, 2009
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DAVIDSON, NC — Destaph Inc. recently released First Call, a sanitizing cleaning product that kills 99.9 percent of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, according to a press release.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MRSA is spread by close skin-to-skin contact, through cuts and abrasions in the skin, contact with contaminated items such as gym floor mats or play equipment and by sharing personal hygiene items such as towels and razors.
Reported cases of MRSA are on the rise in hospitals, assisted living facilities and community settings such as schools, gyms, day care centers and hotels as the bacteria can live for prolonged periods of time on hard surfaces such as kitchen counters, bathroom vanities and floors, and up to nine weeks on a cotton towel, the release stated.
N. John Lombardi, vice president of Destaph Inc., said: "The key to stopping MRSA is to kill the bacteria before an infection occurs, and First Call does that very effectively."
First Call is the product of three years'' research and development and was formulated by a chemist who produced surgical scrub products for 20 years, the release noted.
First Call can be directly applied to all surfaces such as counter tops, floors, walls, metal, porcelain, stainless steel, plastic and granite and is non-toxic, non-bleaching and will not stain or damage fabrics, the release added.
Manufactured and bottled in the USA, First Call is available in a 16 ounce spray bottle and in one-gallon and five-gallon liquid concentrates.
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