CIMR™ Infection Control Technology provides healthier environments by reducing the incidence of common illnesses.
University tests employing the hydrogen peroxide gas used in CIMR™ Infection Control Technology have shown that it can sanitize air ducts; disinfect viruses and bacteria in the air, and disinfect surfaces contaminated with viruses, bacteria, and mold.
Hydrogen peroxide gas has specifically demonstrated that it is very effective at disinfecting the H5N8 Virus, Methycillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), and Black Mold as well as several other microbes.
All of this means a healthier home environment for you and your family.
Annually, as many as 100,000 people are reported to have died from Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) in the U.S.
It is also estimated that over 2 million people become infected every year. Some sources estimate that the HAI threat adds as much as $45 Billion each year to national health care costs.
The Facts of HAI (Hospital Acquired Infection)
- 9.4% of total inpatient costs are HAI-related.
- HAI kill more people each year than Breast Cancer and Prostrate Cancer combined.
- If you are admitted to a hospital, you have a 5% chance of contracting an HAI. Source: The CDC (Center for Disease Control)
- Your length of stay in the hospital increases by 19.2 days if you get an HAI. Source: HCUP (Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project) Statistical Brief, Aug. 2010
- A patient with an HAI cost nearly $43,000 more to treat than non-infected patients. Source: HCUP Statistical Brief, Aug. 2010
- 1.7 million people per year get an infection during a hospital stay.
- More than 98,000 people annually never survive these infections. That equates to 5,400 infections daily or 250 deaths daily. Source: NNIS (National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance)
- Annual direct medical costs of HAI to U.S. hospitals ranges from $35.7 billion to $45 billion (after adjusting to 2007 dollars using the CPI for inpatient hospital services). Source: The CDC
- Benefits of HAI prevention range from 20% or $5.7 to $6.8 billion (for all urban consumers) to 70% or $25.0 to $31.5 billion (for inpatient hospital services). Source: The CDC
- 1 out of every 20 hospitalized patients will contract an HAI. Source: The CDC
- The percentage of Staph infections that are resistant to antibiotics has risen from 22 percent in 1997 to over 60 percent in 2007. Source: The CDC
CIMR Technology has been used extensively at various military facilities and has proven effective in all instances.
CIMR™ Infection Control Technology can safeguard any government location against contamination by Pandemic Flu and greatly limit its potential spread through the employee population. Some users of hydrogen peroxide gas technology have reported significant drops in absenteeism and far fewer incidences of common communicable illnesses among protected employee populations. CIMR™ Infection Control Technology may provide a tangible Return on Investment in as little as one year in the form of decreased employee absenteeism and increased productivity.
CIMR™ Infection Control Technology is an ozone-free process that is safe to use in employee-occupied spaces. It works by continuously producing a very low concentration of hydrogen peroxide gas from oxygen and water vapor already in the air, then disseminating it into the protected facility. The hydrogen peroxide gas first sanitizes the air ducts, then sanitizes the air and exposed surfaces in the protected area, and over time diffuses into every crack and crevice that air can penetrate, killing microbes in places that other processes cannot reach. Once installed, CIMR™ Infection Control Technology not only remediates existing contamination and limits the spread of newly introduced infectious microbes, it also safeguards against contamination by Bio-Terrorism delivery systems, by immediately and continuously acting to disinfect any infectious biological material upon its release.
CIMR™ Infection Control Technology is versatile and available in several designs that can fit into virtually any air supply system or available space. CIMR™ Infection Control Technology is not only safe to use in employee-occupied spaces, but it can also be used to protect building air intakes in a Catch and Kill mode. CIMR™ systems used in a Catch and Kill mode are superior to comparable UVGI systems for a number of reasons. CIMR™ units require less space and can be installed in any intake plenum that has at least two and a half feet of clearance in front of the filter array.
Also, CIMR™ arrays require fewer units than UVGI Catch and Kill systems and use less power.
Most importantly, though, the hydrogen peroxide gas produced by CIMR™ units is electro-statically attracted to microbes and can penetrate into the filter to disinfect any microbes that may make it past the surface of the filter, providing a much longer effective residence time in which to operate. This is superior to UVGI radiation, which is not drawn directly to the microbes, cannot penetrate deeply into filters, and which must have very high intensities to ensure that UVGI photons do not miss microbes passing through the system.
Dr. James Marsden, Regents Distinguished Professor of Food and Safety and Security at Kansas State University states: “The concern over contaminants is so great and growing, that the EPA ranks indoor air pollution among the top 5 environment risks to public health.” Think about this. Most government facilities, businesses, and homes have had bathroom leaks, flooded carpets, wet baseboards,sheetrock, and leaky roofs, along with poorly maintained HVAC systems, mechanical rooms and closets. People have gone to hospitals, gyms and other public facilities and contracted a secondary infection like MRSA & Staph while others have gone out to eat and been infected with E. Coli poisoning from the food consumed.
Child Care Applications
CIMR™ Infection Control Technology can provide new options and strategies for limiting the potential impact of MRSA and Pandemic Flu in Day Care Centers and Preschools. Day Care Centers using hydrogen peroxide gas technology have reported significant drops in absenteeism and far fewer incidences of colds, flu, and allergy related symptoms among students and faculty. Also, preschools using hydrogen peroxide gas technology have reported that the use of tissues by students within each classroom has dropped from over four boxes per day to just one.
Educational Institutions at all levels are impacted on a continuing basis by the spread of common illnesses through their student and faculty populations. In most cases this is due to the regular introduction of new communicable illnesses transferred from external sources of infection. In more cases than are commonly recognized, however, the source of a recurring communicable illness is due to the fact that contaminating viruses, bacteria, mold, and other fungi have colonized air ducts, educational facilities, and food service areas.
Recently MRSA (Methycillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) has become a source of concern. Originally bred in hospitals, this bacteria has colonized the homes of many former patients who have unknowingly carried the contamination upon discharge. The contamination has spread to other family members, and from there to schools. In some areas of the country, skin blemishes due to localized MRSA infections are common among students. The contamination is readily transferred between individuals and has come to be viewed by some health care providers as a social disease. Worse, MRSA is capable of progressing into necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease. Incidences of student athletes becoming infected with necrotizing fasciitis and losing limbs to amputation are on the rise.
Beyond this any outbreak of Pandemic Flu, even in locations distant from the school may result in extensive student and faculty absenteeism due to fear of infection. During such an outbreak, faculty and student families will require reassurance that the school is safe to attend to ensure minimal disruption.
Testing by Kansas State University and Sandia Labs has shown that the hydrogen peroxide gas technology used in CIMR™ systems can disinfect 99% of surface-contaminating H5N8 within the first two hours once placed into operation. At ten hours after installation the infectivity of H5N8 contamination was no longer measurable. KSU testing has also shown that the hydrogen peroxide gas technology used in CIMR™ systems can disinfect contamination by MRSA, black mold, and other microbes and prevent recontamination. Further, Dr. Marsden of Kansas State University had this to say based on his research: After the first 24 hrs exposure, any new microbe reduction is virtually instantaneous.
CIMR™ Infection Control Technology is an ozone-free process that is safe to use in student-occupied spaces. It works by continuously producing a very low concentration of hydrogen peroxide gas from oxygen and water vapor already in the air, then disseminating it into the protected facility. The hydrogen peroxide gas first sanitizes the air ducts, then sanitizes the air and exposed surfaces in the protected area, and over time diffuses into every crack and crevice that air can penetrate, disinfecting microbes in places that other processes cannot reach.
CIMR™ Infection Control Technology can not only safeguard an educational institution against Pandemic Flu contamination and limit its spread, but it can reduce the daily absenteeism due to common illnesses spread between students and faculty.