MicroGuard(TM) Antimicrobial Alloys Kill 99.9% of MRSA Bacteria
The EPA has registered MicroGuard antimicrobial alloys for sale with public health claims. The registration acknowledges that products made of MicroGuard metals can kill harmful bacteria* responsible for causing millions of infections each year.
Products made of MicroGuard antibacterial materials are the first registered products available for immediate sale. MicroGuard materials and component hardware are approved for touch surfaces in hospitals, schools, commercial buildings, and homes. Some of the EPA approved applications include:
- Hand and stair railing
- Door hardware
- Hospital bedrails
- Medical IV stands
- Medical carts
Additional applications can be found at www.microguard.info. Designed to replace stainless steel with the added benefit of killing infectious bacteria*, MicroGuard alloys are both fingerprint and stain resistant. PMX Industries will be releasing additional products made of MicroGuard materials as market needs are identified.
“While MicroGuard surfaces are not a substitute for good cleaning and disinfection practices, MicroGuard may be an ideal supplement to a multi-faceted approach to reduce hospital-acquired infections,” said
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that hospital-acquired infections affect 1.7 million people each year and cost over
Independent laboratory testing demonstrated effective antibacterial activity against *Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli 0157:H7, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. For more information, visit www.ipmx.com.
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