Antimicrobial efficacy against Staphylococcus aureus is frequently required by the U.S. EPA and is identified as a “reference bacterium” for Gram positive bacterium for testing purposes.
Similarly, antimicrobial efficacy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa is frequently required by the U.S EPA as a representative pathogen of clinical importance, which is often associated with hospital-acquired infections. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a “reference bacterium” for Gram negative bacterium for testing purposes.
In the food processing area, another important representative pathogen is the Gram negative bacterium Escherichia coli.
Mold is a much tougher organism to kill when compared to bacteria organisms. Aspergillus niger is considered one of the most resilient fungal strains and is identified by the EPA as a “reference organism” for testing purposes on the Mold group.
We chose these organisms to test in an independent lab to demonstrate OH-AIR PRO® technologies ability to kill the toughest “reference” organisms knowing it would show likelihood of being effective on similar organisms in the same area of reference. Complete test results are listed and linked below.
Influenza type A viruses are the most dangerous human pathogens among the influenza types and cause the most severe disease. Influenza epidemics result in 250,000 to 500,000 deaths globally each year.
Listeria monocytogenes is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium responsible for listeriosis, a lethal food-borne infection that has a devastating fatality rate of 25% (Salmonella, in comparison, has a less than 1% mortality rate). It is incredibly hardy and able to grow in temperatures ranging from 39°F (4°C) to 99°F (37°C).
C.difficile is a spore-forming, gram-positive bacillus that causes potentially life-threatening colitis. Its spores can survive outside the human body for months on surfaces including bedrails, commodes, bedpans, thermometers, wheelchairs, endoscopes, bathing tubs, and the hands of health care workers.
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is a small, enveloped RNA virus that causes a disease of pigs. This economically important pandemic causes reproductive failure in breeding stock and respiratory tract illness. The PRRS virus cost the US swine industry in excesses of $560 million in losses each year.