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Safely resuming film production with Covid disinfectant

How do you protect movie stars, production, and studio staff while filming during a pandemic? What happens if someone is identified Covid positive that was negative the day before? A key tool for safety is a disinfectant for both air and surface. With ESG Safe’s disinfecting solutions, staff can hand spray, mop, fog/mist, wash hands, and rinse food. Plus, it’s EPA approved for HVAC systems.

Coronavirus Covid-19 is not the only virus people will encounter this winter. Flu, colds and all kinds pathogens some mild, some not will spread this winter. You can’t control everyone else’s habits, including who they see, who they let into their home, where they shop or where they dine. Testing is not foolproof.

Disinfecting is critical. And not all products are alike.

ESG Safe curates B2B products and services to improve public and workplace safety. They are best in class, often innovative game changers, and are available for immediate delivery or have short lead times. For a disinfecting solution that kills coronavirus, bacteria, black mold and that’s safe enough to also create potable water, contact us. ESG Safe is a Small Business and Women Business Enterprise.

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Disinfecting and contactless checkout solutions for dealer service department

Is your Dealership ESG Safe? Automotive, truck, RV and other dealers needed to rapidly transform in 2020 in response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Suddenly, cleanliness and contactless checkout became more critical than ever. Some dealers were well into advance servicing with technology, and those that lagged are still playing catch up. ESG Safe has the solutions needed to transform or update your dealership while also maximizing profits.

What is contactless checkout for service department? Communicate with the customer with their preferred means and empower them to choose their preferred checkout method.

  • Communicate via phone, text, email
  • Check out in-store, via text or from email
  • Pay with Credit card, Paypal, and alternative methods

Due to Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and FCC regulations, it’s not as simple as just letting advisors text customers. In fact, that could land the dealer in hot water with expensive fines. Most dealers know this though. The ESG Safe recommended solution uses cloud based technology:

  • Integrated with DMS or standalone via portal or app
  • Email or text customers with full audit trail- bring your own device OK because all activity is in the app; automated compliance management.
  • Upsell customer in compliant manner, proven to increase parts and new car sales.
  • Customers can forward to 3rd party payer or designate 3rd party person to pick up- this kind of flexibility changes the buyer experience and improves CSI scores.

What are the minimum the new standards for service department auto disinfecting?

  • Manual disinfect high touch points- key, fob, door handle, a/c gear shifter etc
  • Mist/fog A/c filtration
  • Interior overall mist/fog

ESG Safe recommended dealer disinfecting solution:

  1. EPA registered Covid kill rate of 60 seconds.
  2. Broad methods of application, which include mop, manual spray, fog or mist, and disperse via air conditioning systems.
  3. More chemically efficient than other products; expensive electrostatic sprayers unnecessary.
  4. No residue, harmful odors, or dangerous byproducts.

About ESG Safe: ESG Safe offers cleaning, environmental improvement and PPE solutions compatible with Environmental Social Governance goals, while improving public safety and our planet. ESG Safe’s lead disinfectant has a Covid kill rate of 60 seconds and is safe for all commercial and residential needs. ESG Safe is a Women Business Enterprise, Small Business Enterprise.

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Covid spread among athletes

NCAA, NFL, NBA players all have continuing Covid positive tests despite all out efforts to stop the spread. Is it time to look at new suppliers for PPD and disinfectants? Questionable products have been procured by companies large and small, as needs sometimes outweigh supplies. Whether on the field, court, home, or just running errands, the Coronavirus Covid-19 seems unstoppable and one thing is certain- whatever precautionary measures are in place are not stopping the spread 100%.

ESG Safe does not claim to prevent any virus or bacteria 100%. We do however have products that may not be as widely known due to innovations in the last 5 years. About half of EPA list N covid killing disinfectants list Quaternary ammonium as the active ingredient. Quaternary ammonium, or Quats for short, have been in use for over 70 years, before 1976 legislation allowing regulation of potentially dangerous chemicals. Because quats were on the market when the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act was passed, they were allowed to stay on the market without being evaluated for safety. Many in the chemical community are questioning their safety, especially given the rise in use since the Covid pandemic begin.

Through education, we aim to help businesses more safely protect their employees, customers and the environment. For example, in speaking with a national commercial cleaning company recently, the main disinfectant they use for fogging is applied via an electrostatic sprayer. The fact is, with a more efficient disinfectant, it’s not necessary.

What’s a better way to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, MRSA and other bacteria, viruses etc while protecting the environment?

  • Replace or eliminate expensive electrostatic sprayers with low cost, variable micron sprayers.
  • Replace less efficient disinfectants, which may contain by products and chemicals that have never been tested for long term daily exposure, with stronger safer dilutable solutions.
  • Don’t buy pre-made 1 gallon bottles of chemicals. Think how much waste goes into making the bottles, which are typically not recycled due to their content, shipping the bottles, storage and more.
  • Ask an ESG Safe consultant for assistance in choosing the right products for your business.

If your school, stadium, medical office or business is getting fogged daily, do you know what chemicals are in that and what the repeated exposure of touching surfaces is? Of course not. But by studying chemicals in products, we can ascertain which are more likely to have adverse long term effects than others. For example, it’s known that janitors using cleaning agents that contain Quaternary ammonium, or “quats” for short, have a higher incidence of asthma.

https://www.ehn.org/quats-quagmire-common-disinfectants-cause-reproductive-problems-in-mice-study-says-2569921664.html

About ESG Safe: ESG Safe offers cleaning, environmental improvement and PPE solutions compatible with environmental social governance goals, while improving public safety and our planet. ESG Safe’s lead disinfectant has a Covid kill rate of 60 seconds and is safe for all commercial and residential needs. ESG Safe is a Women Business Enterprise, Small Business Enterprise.

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Cost-saving PPE solutions for tough times

Before Coronavirus Covid-19 hit the USA, ISHN Magazine published the headline above about how to reduce PPE costs in a May 7, 2019 article. Less than a year later, when the pandemic hit in 2020, it was all hands on deck to find and add new kinds of PPE, and the usual mayhem ensued with fake products, poorly made products, and challenges in getting any PPE at all. Now is probably a good time to assess what’s been working, what hasn’t and what are the shortfalls in employee protection.

ISHN highlights that sometimes products that cost more in the short run, save money in the long run by reducing costly mistakes, preventing injuries and reducing injuries. For example, improper fit or uncomfortable gloves can lead to multiple problems. With Covid-19, we can add new concerns- high employee absenteeism and death.

Buying from the right source is essential. ISIS allegedly used the website facemaskcenter.com as a front for peddling fake N-95 mask. Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, NJ bought over 1,000 fake respirators. Legitimate masks and manufacturers are regulated by NIOSH – the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

ESG Safe provides manufacturer to end-delivery supply chain confidence. Our manufacturer partners have solid reputations. We’ve curated only those products that we feel have had qualify issues in the marketplace or that have been in short supply. However, our partners have more products than we advertise, so if you anything else, just ask.

Resources:

Occupational Safety and Health Standards – Personal Protective Equipment- General Standards https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.132

ESG Safe curates B2B products and services to improve public and workplace safety. They are best in class, often innovative game changers, and are available for immediate delivery or have short lead times. For a disinfecting solution that kills coronavirus, bacteria, black mold and that’s safe enough to also create potable water, contact us. ESG Safe is a Small Business and Women Business Enterprise.

Electrostatic spraying debunked

Have you been told you need electrostatic spraying? Electrostatic sprayers are expensive and in short supply. The only reason you need an electrostatic sprayer for disinfecting, including killing Covid-19, is because the chemical going into the sprayer needs it to improve the electric charge. However, if you use a chemical that does not need the electric charge, then you don’t need expensive sprayers as part of your service.

Electrostatic disinfection is a process whereby surfaces are disinfected with electrically charged particles for even, complete disinfecting coverage. The electrostatic applicator gives a negative charge to the disinfecting solution as it exits the nozzle.

We’re recommending a solution that is 2.5 stronger than similar products, and does not require an electrostatic sprayer. It has five electrons soaring around its molecule – a uniquely high number. This makes it one of the strongest pound-for-pound oxidizers on the market. Other products aren’t as selective when it comes to how they react with the pathogen they are trying to destroy.

It’s a myth that electrostatic spraying destroys Covid for any number of hours. Electrostatic disinfection does not create a protective barrier, rather it lasts until the surface is touched again. For example, it will kill any pathogens on the surface when you initially spray, and that lasts until it is next touched, when it will need to be disinfected again.

The bottom line? Our favorite Covid-19 Coronavirus and overall biocide killer is 2.5 times stronger, safer, and more effective than other products on the market.

https://www.ehn.org/quats-quagmire-common-disinfectants-cause-reproductive-problems-in-mice-study-says-2569921664.html

About ESG Safe: ESG Safe offers cleaning, environmental improvement and PPE solutions helping companies meet environmental social governance goals, while improving public safety and our planet. ESG Safe’s lead disinfectant has a Covid kill rate of 60 seconds and is safe for all commercial and residential needs. Expensive electrostatic sprayers are not needed due to product technology so you can save money on product and application. Call now for in-stock products.

VitalOxide Covid killer disinfectant review

VitalOxide is a ready to use product on the EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). There are wide variations in Covid killing products and this product review highlights some items procurement and supply chain staff need to know to make purchasing decisions.

What is the efficacy of VitalOxide?

VitalOxide delivers ready to use (RTU) as a full-strength EPA hospital disinfectant for hard non-porous surfaces, with a Covid kill rate of 10 minutes. As with all EPA disinfectants to kill Covid-19, with the exception of laundry products, it’s approved for hard non-porous surfaces only. It kills bacteria in 60 seconds. Applications include spray, sponge, mop, or by immersion in solution. Allow surfaces to remain wet for 5 minutes or 10 minutes for virus inactivation (refer to the viruses table for contact times) 10 minutes for bacteria disinfection. No re-entry for minimum 20 minutes for fogging or misting. It can be diluted per instructions.

What are the primary ingredients of Vital Oxide?

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
Chlorine Dioxide……………0.200%
Alkyl (60% C14, 30% C16, 5% C12, 5% C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride…………………………0.125%
Alkyl (68% C12, 32% C14) dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride…………………………0.125%

Because it contains quaternary ammoniums (quats for short), their use on contact areas is of concern to some, especially because of the overall increased exposure from sanitizers, cleaning agents, shampoos and more during the current pandemic. Quats linger on surfaces long after being cleaned, and if people or pets react like mice (unknown), repeated contact may have potential for side effects. We just don’t know because few studies have been done.

On quaternary ammoniums, “I’m definitely very concerned,” says Libin Xu, a biochemist at the University of Washington. The public, he adds, may know that quats kill bacteria and viruses. But through his research, Xu has found that quats can also disrupt key cellular pathways.

What is the method of delivery of disinfectant? VitalOxide recommends an electrostatic sprayer for fogging or use manual hand spray. No personal protection equipment needed is needed to apply.

What does it clean?

According to the label, VitalOxide is a 7 in one solution EPA registered hospital disinfectant and is a 100% biodegradeable surficant. NSF-registered “no rinse on food-contact surfaces” sanitizer; Certified by the Carpet & Rug Institute for pet stains and odor; Effective disinfectant that kills 99.999% of bacteria and viruses, including H1N1; MRSA; Norovirus; HIV; Legionella; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Hepatitis A, B, and C; Ebola virus; and others; kills molds.

Homes, vehicles, schools, daycare, gyms, locker rooms, sports gear, hospitals, nursing homes, laundry rooms, veterinary, ambulances,
laboratories, restaurants, boats, ships, federally inspected meat & poultry processing plants, farms, animal pens and poultry houses, egg processing premises, hatcheries, swine premise sanitation, refrigerated storage units, HVAC and AC systems, airplanes, trains, trucks, buses & automobiles. Use as a mold inhibitor on hard non-porous surfaces and soft surfaces, botanical facilities, commercial greenhouses customer/public areas, floral shops, garden centers, horticultural facilities, plant growing chambers, plant growing facilities, plant growing rooms, plant holding areas, greenhouse equipment, greenhouse films, plant display racks, plant grow shelves.

How much does it cost? MSRP $37.95 for one gallon.

Is it eco-friendly?

In my opinion RTU disinfectants are inherently environmentally unfriendly. They’re heavy, adding to shipping impact, the containers are made from fossil fuels, and if containers not recycled, it’s a lot of landfill space. The label says it contains no CFC’s, however, CFCs have been banned since 1996. Quats are an unknown risk to humans, pets and our food supply. The container can be recycled but it cannot be reused at the same dilution as when it was delivered.

ESG Safe Analysis :

Avoid using products with Quaternary ammonium as the primary active ingredient at home and work. We do not recommend any product, including Vital Oxide, that uses Quats.

Resources

https://www.womensvoices.org/2018/05/08/what-are-quats-and-why-are-they-on-our-list/

https://www.ehn.org/quats-quagmire-common-disinfectants-cause-reproductive-problems-in-mice-study-says-2569921664.html

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/quaternary-ammonium-compound

https://vitaloxide.com/pages/vital-oxide-label

About ESG Safe: ESG Safe offers cleaning, environmental improvement and PPE solutions helping companies meet environmental social governance goals, while improving public safety and our planet. ESG Safe’s lead disinfectant has a Covid kill rate of 60 seconds and is safe for all commercial and residential needs. Expensive electrostatic sprayers are not needed due to product technology. Call now for in-stock products.

How safe is your Covid killing disinfectant?

Looking for the best and safest Coronavirus Covid-19 killing disinfectant? There are four hundred and sixty nine products on EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), using thirty three different primary listed active ingredients. You have choices, but how do you pick which is best for your business? Consider the active ingredients, methods of application, application locations, price, risks, and environment.

Which of these key characteristics do you need?

  • Food contact surfaces, no wipe
  • Ready to use or dilutable
  • Kill rate 1 to 10 minutes
  • Dispense with manual hand spray, mop, fogger/mister, HVAC
  • Environmental impact
  • Wait time for return to environment (for example, if fogging)

Top EPA registered Covid killing disinfectant active ingredients:

  1. 46% use Quaternary ammonium
  2. 14% use hydrogen peroxide
  3. 14% use Sodium hypochlorite

How safe is Quaternary ammonium?

Quaternary ammonium are positively charged surface-active agents, independent of pH level, so they bind readily to the negatively charged surface of most microbes. QAC’s may be used on food-contact surfaces if the Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) lists and provides instruction. The chemical structure of ammonium is a nitrogen atom with four hydrogen atoms attached around it. Quaternary ammonium is created when each of those four hydrogen atoms are replaced with some combination of four other organic chains or rings. Because of the limitless number of possible combinations, there are many different versions of quaternary ammonium.

“I’m definitely very concerned,” says Libin Xu, a biochemist at the University of Washington. The public, he adds, may know that quats kill bacteria and viruses. But through his research, Xu has found that quats can also disrupt key cellular pathways.

The California Department of Public Health July 17, 2020 COVID-19 guidance for schools specifies avoiding disinfectant products that contain asthma-causing chemicals, including quats, which are lung irritants. Quats linger on surfaces long after cleaning, which means repeated exposure every time you touch that countertop, desk or doorknob.

ESG Safe Analysis on Quaternary ammonium:

Avoid using products with Quats as the primary active ingredient at home and work.

Resources:

https://cen.acs.org/safety/consumer-safety/know-enough-safety-quat-disinfectants/98/i30

What are “Quats” and why are they a problem?

This series will be continued.

ESG Safe curates B2B products and services to improve public safety. They are best in class, often innovative game changers, and are available for immediate delivery or have short lead times. For a disinfecting solution that kills coronavirus, bacteria, black mold and that’s safe enough to also create potable water, contact us.

Challenges with getting inventory and key products during Covid crisis?

ESG Safe is a women-owned company founded by three South Florida entrepreneurs with a mission to fast track getting new innovative products and services to the businesses and government agencies that need them. Covid has pushed the timeline, but our manufacturers were in business and most products were certified under FDA, EPA, USDA or other entities long before the current crisis.

We’re committed to helping your company meet internal ESG goals with select products and services that are immediately available or have short lead times on manufacturing.


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FDA News Release Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Continues to Combat Fraudulent COVID-19 Medical Products

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on the agency’s efforts to combat the extremely concerning actions by companies and individuals that are exploiting or taking advantage of widespread fear among consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to scammers on the internet selling unproven medical products, the FDA has taken – and continues to take – a number of steps to find and stop those selling unapproved products that fraudulently claim to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose or cure COVID-19.

“While we seek to ensure access to critical medical products, it is imperative that we continue our efforts to find and prevent the sale and distribution of products that may be harmful to the public health. Americans can rest assured that we’re leveraging our experience investigating, examining, and reviewing medical products, both at the border and within domestic commerce, to help ensure that the critical resources reaching the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19 are appropriate,” said FDA Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs Judy McMeekin, Pharm.D. “We take seriously our responsibility to determine whether the medical products coming into our country are fraudulent, counterfeit or illegitimate, and take action as needed.”

To date, the FDA has issued 42 warning letters to companies making bogus COVID-19 claims, including one to a seller of fraudulent chlorine dioxide products, equivalent to industrial bleach, frequently referred to as “Miracle Mineral Solution” or “MMS”, as a treatment for COVID-19. After the seller refused to take corrective action, a federal court issued a preliminary injunction requiring the seller to immediately stop distributing its unproven and potentially dangerous product.

Additionally, as part of the FDA’s Operation Quack Hack, in just a few short weeks, the agency has discovered hundreds of such products including fraudulent drugs, testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) sold online with unproven claims. We continue to work with online marketplaces, domain name registrars, payment processors and social media websites to remove from their platforms products that fraudulently claim to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose or cure COVID-19 and to keep those products from reappearing under different names. At this time, the FDA has sent hundreds of abuse complaints to domain name registrars and internet marketplaces, who in most instances, have voluntarily removed the identified postings. We will continue to monitor the online ecosystem for fraudulent products peddled by bad actors seeking to profit from this global pandemic. We encourage anyone aware of suspected fraudulent medical products for COVID-19 to report them to the FDA.

There are a number of examples of unproven products that the FDA is keeping out of the country. Recently, the agency intercepted and investigated a case of mislabeled COVID-19 “treatment kits” offered for import. As a result, Special Agents with the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, with the help of domestic and international law enforcement counterparts in the United Kingdom, led the Department of Justice to bring a criminal complaint against a British man who sought to profit from this pandemic and jeopardize public health.

Until the curve is flattened, and even after, the FDA will continue to carry out the agency’s mission of protecting the health and safety of American consumers and strive to prevent unlawful FDA-regulated products from entering, or being distributed in, domestic commerce.

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

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Sweeping New Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

Study Recommends Solutions, Including Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics

WASHINGTON, DC — In 2019 alone, the production and incineration of plastic will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere—equal to the pollution from 189 new 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants, according to a new report, Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet. The rapid global growth of the plastic industry—fueled by cheap natural gas from hydraulic fracturing—is not only destroying the environment and endangering human health but also undermining efforts to reduce carbon pollution and prevent climate catastrophe.

This is the conclusion of a sweeping new study of the global environmental impact of the plastic industry by the Center for International Environmental Law, Environmental Integrity Project, FracTracker Alliance, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, 5 Gyres, and Break Free From Plastic.

The new report gathers research on the greenhouse gas emissions of plastic at each stage of the plastic lifecycle—from its birth as fossil fuels through refining and manufacture to the massive emissions at (and after) plastic’s useful life ends—to create the most comprehensive review to date of the climate impacts of plastic.

With the ongoing, rapid expansion of the plastic and petrochemical industries, the climate impacts of plastic are poised to accelerate dramatically in the coming decade, threatening the ability of the global community to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C degrees. If plastic production and use grow as currently planned, by 2030, emissions could reach 1.34 gigatons per year—equivalent to the emissions released by more than 295 500-megawatt coal power plants. By 2050, the production and disposal of plastic could generate 56 gigatons of emissions, as much as 14 percent of the earth’s entire remaining carbon budget.

The rapid growth of the industry over the last decade, driven by cheap natural gas from the hydraulic fracturing boom, has been most dramatic in the United States, which is witnessing a dramatic buildout of new plastic infrastructure in the Gulf Coast and in the Ohio River Valley.

For example, in western Pennsylvania, a new Shell natural gas products processing plant being constructed to provide ingredients for the plastics industry (called an “ethane cracker”) could emit up to 2.25 million tons of greenhouse gas pollution each year (carbon dioxide equivalent tons). A new ethylene plant at ExxonMobil’s Baytown refinery along the Texas Gulf Coast will release up to 1.4 million tons, according to the Plastic and Climate report. Annual emissions from just these two new facilities would be equal to adding almost 800,000 new cars to the road. Yet they are only two among more than 300 new petrochemical projects being built in the US alone, primarily for the production of plastic and plastic additives.

Plastic in the environment is one of the least studied sources of emissions—and a key missing piece from previous studies on plastic’s climate impacts. Oceans absorb a significant amount of the greenhouse gases produced on the planet—as much as 40 percent of all human-produced carbon dioxide since the beginning of the industrial era. Plastic & Climate highlights how a small but growing body of research suggests plastic discarded in the environment may be disrupting the ocean’s natural ability to absorb and sequester carbon dioxide. Plastic & Climate uses conservative assumptions to create a projection of plastic’s climate impacts under a business-as-usual scenario, meaning that the actual climate impacts of plastic are likely to exceed these projections.

The report identifies a series of actions that can be taken to reduce these climate impacts, concluding that the most effective way to address the plastic crisis is to dramatically reduce the production of unnecessary plastic, beginning with national and global bans on nearly all single-use, disposable plastic.

The proposed solutions include:

  • ending the production and use of single-use, disposable plastic;
  • stopping development of new oil, gas, and petrochemical infrastructure;
  • fostering the transition to zero-waste communities;
  • implementing extended producer responsibility as a critical component of circular economies; and
  • adopting and enforcing ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors, including plastic production.

Source: https://www.ciel.org/news/plasticandclimate/ Since 1989, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has used the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society.