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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- EnviroSystems, Inc., an emerging leader in bio protection and disease reducing technologies, announced that two internationally recognized independent laboratories have performed their testing of the company's non-toxic, non-corrosive EcoTru commercial disinfectant products. The revolutionary disinfectant cleaners achieved a kill as high as 99.99 percent of the Norwalk virus simulant (FCV).
The Norwalk virus causes intestinal discomfort and illness in humans. It frequently occurs in outbreaks, the most recent of which occurred on several major cruise ship lines. Previously, the virus was exceptionally resistant to commercial disinfectants.
"We are pleased to be the first company to create a safe and effective solution to Norwalk virus outbreaks," said Diana Hoffman, EnviroSystems' president and CEO. "We were so confident that our proprietary nanoemulsion technology could destroy the Norwalk virus that we made the investment to utilize two separate laboratories to do simultaneous, independent testing. The 99.99 percent Norwalk virus kill rate used a testing methodology that accurately reflects practical applications used in the cruise industry today.
"The news should bring a sigh of relief to the cruise industry's 7.5 million annual passengers," said Hoffman. "We know that our cruise industry customers have been trying to deal with the Norwalk virus crisis for some time now, while attempting to manage consumer confidence. We now have a safe and effective solution for them."
Hoffman indicated that the stringent testing protocols the laboratories used are the methodologies that are currently under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At present, EPA does not have a specific testing protocol for the Norwalk virus.
"The threat of this virus is very real," said Dr. Larry Weiss, EnviroSystem's senior scientist. "The noroviruses are highly contagious and well established in the general community. An infected individual remains contagious for as long as two weeks after the symptoms have passed. The virus can remain viable in the environment for many days."
EcoTru is a non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, hospital-grade cleanser/disinfectant on the market that can eradicate the Norwalk and other common viruses, yet be routinely used without adverse effects to people, equipment or the environment.
"EcoTru is safe to humans and the environment and can be used as a cleaner and disinfectant on a daily basis and is fully approved by the EPA for direct marine discharge," added Brent Nixon, EnviroSystems' vice president of sales and marketing, "thus giving the cruise industry the ability to establish more effective disease prevention programs for it's passengers."
"EcoTru products are environmentally friendly with broad applications in multiple industries," said Nixon. "They meet or exceed all established efficacy requirements for use in health care, commercial airline, ground transportation, government, military, hospitality and consumer markets."
EcoTru customers include JetBlue Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Scotia Prince Cruises, the Stanford University Medical Center and the U.S. Navy. The company is currently targeting organizations such as WalMart, the U.S. Postal Service and the Red Cross.
Source: EnviroSystems, Inc.