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Plains, Trains, Buses and Taxis can be Rolling Pools of Infection

Hundreds of thousands of people use all varieties of public transportation every day. When you think of all the high frequency touch-points they come into contact with, It’s easy to understand how fast an infection can spread along a public transportation route. With this kind of volume, it’s impossible to keep these modes of transport clean and healthy. Public research has shown that bus and taxi riders do not like the malicious odors often found in these transports. These odors are almost uniquely created by mold which is fostered by people getting in and out of these vehicles on rainy or damp days. Mold thrives on moisture and when left unchecked, will grow and create bad odors in the tiniest of of spaces. Where are the infectious microbes? Are they on the door handle, the seat, the hold pole or strap, the arm rest, the head rest or the overhead luggage bin? They are in ALL THOSE PLACES AND MORE!

Cleaning, spraying and wiping or adding an air freshener is not enough now that we have adaptive organisms. Regular Staphylococcus became MRSA over a period of time. Enterococcus became VRE just as easily. These and other organisms are not killed by general disinfectants anymore. God forbid someone got into one of these modes of transport after leaving a stay in the hospital and you could easily have to worry about C.Diff (clostridium difficile) which can create extremely severe gastro-intestinal damage and death within 48 hours of acquiring it. Today, even the flu isn’t the flu from years ago. This is why cleaning is not enough. There must also be medical grade, terminal disinfection of all spaces and surfaces in public and private settings. Disinfection is great until someone coughs or sneezes in the disinfected area. That causes immediate recontamination. How can that be avoided?

Sterile Space Infection Defense uses only the highest quality, EPA registered products. The disinfectant used is registered by its manufacturer with a 6-LOG KILL claim for C.Diff, the hardest pathogen to kill. It destroys the broadest spectrum of bacteria, virus, fungus, mold and algae. The antimicrobial, once applied and dried in 30 minutes, eradicates the ability of infectious microbes to settle upon and grow on these treated surfaces and spaces. The antimicrobial cannot be removed by other cleaning solutions once dry. Because of the extremely low surface tension formulation, the antimicrobial gets into the tiniest of micro fissures on every surface. That means once a plane, train, bus or taxi is properly cleaned, disinfected and treated with our antimicrobial, it virtually has its own IMMUNE SYSTEM to fight against the spread of cross contamination infection to other passengers.

In cases of public transportation vehicles, the need to disinfect is absolutely crucial. However, the need to apply a long-term (1 year) broad-spectrum antimicrobial is even more important. This is done with an electrostatic spray system that insures total and absolute coverage of all surfaces over, around, under and through all openings. Coverage indicator strips are placed in open and indirect areas to insure proper coverage. This is followed with the electrostatic application of the antimicrobial to insure the same level of application coverage. The transportation provider will still need to to do their daily routine cleaning of their transport vehicles.