Nursing Home Monetary Penalties Heat Up

Posted on August 26, 2021Categories Industry News

CMS reverses prior decision to change penalties from per day to per instance. AARP Foundation and a Washington-based law firm sued to block the per instance penalty, which created endless nursing home violations without further penalty before fixing, if ever. Nearly one third of all Covid related deaths are in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care settings. CMS is hereby removing the July 7, 2017 Memo (S&C 17-37-NH) from its guidance repository. In that memo, CMS instructed … Continue reading “Nursing Home Monetary Penalties Heat Up”

EPA Issues Order to eBay to Stop Selling 170 Unregistered, Misbranded Pesticides

Posted on June 16, 2021June 23, 2021Categories Industry NewsTags ,

WASHINGTON – On June 16, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ordered eBay Inc., of San Jose, California, to stop selling 170 unregistered and/or misbranded pesticide products in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The EPA amended the Stop Sale Use or Removal Order issued to eBay on June 10, 2020 to include the additional products.  Following up on tips and complaints from consumers and members of the regulated community, the EPA identified 170 pesticides … Continue reading “EPA Issues Order to eBay to Stop Selling 170 Unregistered, Misbranded Pesticides”

San Diego Firm and Owner Pleads Guilty to Illegal Importation, Sale and Mailing of Product Marketed as COVID-19 Killer

Posted on May 26, 2021June 23, 2021Categories Industry NewsTags ,

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego firm and its owner pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges relating to the unlawful importation, sale and mailing of an unregistered pesticide product from Japan marketed as a killer of airborne viruses such as COVID-19. The product, known as EcoAirDoctor, was a small badge represented to emit a gas that would kill viruses within a certain distance.  Such products are required to be registered as pesticides in the United States; no such … Continue reading “San Diego Firm and Owner Pleads Guilty to Illegal Importation, Sale and Mailing of Product Marketed as COVID-19 Killer”

iWave Indoor Air Quality Solution Review:

Posted on April 13, 2021July 12, 2021Categories Disinfecting Processes, Industry SolutionsTags , , 1 Comment on iWave Indoor Air Quality Solution Review:

Is iWave the best air purifier solution for your commercial or residental HVAC? Air purifier solutions are exploding due to Sars Covid-19 spread concerns and needlepoint bipolar ionization air purifiers are serious contenders. We all benefit from better indoor air quality whether to reduce odors from pets and cooking, to reduce allergens, or to kill mold, bacteria and viruses. My HVAC dealer shared some iWave literature with me when we were discussing indoor air quality problems and solutions. iWave Product … Continue reading “iWave Indoor Air Quality Solution Review:”

EPA orders Philadelphia company to stop making inaccurate health claims about pesticide

Posted on April 9, 2021April 9, 2021Categories Disinfectant, Industry NewsTags

03/31/2021 Contact Information:  EPA Region 3 Press Office PHILADELPHIA (March 31, 2021) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered ViaClean Technologies, operating in Philadelphia, to stop marketing the pesticide BioProtect RTU with claims that it is effective against surfaces from public health related pathogens such as the coronavirus. Although the product is registered to inhibit the growth of “non-public health” microorganisms, it is not registered to address “public health” pathogens. EPA is concerned that customers may have used … Continue reading “EPA orders Philadelphia company to stop making inaccurate health claims about pesticide”

Can air purification technologies kill Covid? C&EN magazine reports.

Posted on April 9, 2021April 9, 2021Categories Industry Solutions   Leave a comment on Can air purification technologies kill Covid? C&EN magazine reports.

Great article in C&EN magazine about the growth of air purification systems, the science behind it and why we should address air quality, not just masks and surface cleaning. High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are the most common approach used to capture airborne SARS-CoV-2, but it’s technology dates back to WW II. Ion solutions are a huge market with varied claims and effectiveness. Some air purification systems use bipolar ionization, in which high-voltage electrodes create a blizzard of positive and … Continue reading “Can air purification technologies kill Covid? C&EN magazine reports.”

Increase yacht resale value by eliminating odors

Posted on April 6, 2021Categories Disinfectant, Industry Solutions

When stepping inside a used yacht, one of the first senses we notice is smell. Is it good or bad? It’s often a major part of a decision to purchase and at what price. You’ll increase yacht resale prices by eliminating odors. Our biocide neutralizes odors, plus sanitizes air, surfaces and water, making it a strong value multi-purpose product that takes up little space on a yacht for storage. Masking odors doesn’t work. People are smart enough to know that … Continue reading “Increase yacht resale value by eliminating odors”

U.S. EPA orders Nevada and California companies to stop selling illegal disinfectants

Posted on April 1, 2021April 9, 2021Categories Industry NewsTags ,

SAN FRANCISO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Macoma, LLC and FN Nano, Inc., located in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, as well as JT Construction Group, Inc. and BZ Nano, located in Glendale, California, to stop selling the unregistered disinfectant FN Nano Photocatalytic coatings, aka FN Coatings, FN NANO2 Photocatalytic Film. This product is an unregistered disinfectant pesticide being sold in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Such practices are particularly problematic during the … Continue reading “U.S. EPA orders Nevada and California companies to stop selling illegal disinfectants”

Are disinfectants safe? Are regulations adequate?

Posted on March 8, 2021Categories DisinfectantTags

The Sars Cov2 Coronavirus pandemic has catapulted massive growth in disinfectant and sanitizing products. But are they healthy for humans? A brief look at regulations will shake your confidence. Are current disinfectants safe? Some are, some might not be. Especially worrisome is the sheer amount of growing chemical exposure through compounding of numerous touch points via air, food, and surfaces. A recent study revealed the chemical load is even heavier in household dust, which we breath, since Covid. Disinfectants are … Continue reading “Are disinfectants safe? Are regulations adequate?”

Looking for a cheaper wholesale Covid Disinfectant than Clorox, Bioesque and others?

Posted on February 17, 2021February 17, 2021Categories Disinfectant

Wholesale disinfectants are usually not cheap because they are mostly sold in single use, ready to use (RTU) containers. RTU’s are expensive to ship even if you’re getting them at cost. Water and fossil fuels to make the containers, and fuel to ship them all adds up. Not to mention with skyrocketing cleaning needs, they’re landfills at an unsustainable pace. There is another solution we think is better for the planet and better for humans, sustainability, equipment maintenance, HVAC maintenance, … Continue reading “Looking for a cheaper wholesale Covid Disinfectant than Clorox, Bioesque and others?”