Airbiotics Chemical Free, Non Toxic Cleaning v Traditional Chemical Cleaning

Let’s keep it simple!

Traditional chemical cleaning – When a surface is cleaned using traditional chemical cleaning products, the surface is effectively nuked killing all organisms good and bad which are then sealed onto the surface along with chemical residue – this is what’s known as Biofilm. Biofilm is protein and carbohydrate for the next lot of bad bacteria that comes along-(an all you can eat buffet). The surface is only clean for minutes.

Airbiotics bioscience technology– When a surface is cleaned with Airbiotics we introduce good, soil based probiotics. These guys get to work right away digesting the biofilm- eating all the dead bacteria and residue left from traditional chemical cleaning. Airbiotics leaves a beneficial layer of probiotics which continue working at a microscopic level and continues to do so for 3-5 days.

That’s it in a nutshell! If you would like a more technical appraisal, please read on below from a clinical study carried out into probiotic cleaning.

Rethink Clean

The rise in antibiotic resistance requires us to rethink how we tackle infection. A recent report in the UK stating that cleaning will become the front line in public health.

Clearly the cleaning regimens now in place are not coping with the increased resistance of organisms such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and now evolving into VRSA), Clostridium difficile, E. coli, Salmonella sp., Streptococcus sp, and others. Airbiotics probiotic cleaning products use specific, naturally occurring non gmo safe, Type 1 bacteria that have been approved as “Green” by Ecolabel for their mechanism of action. These Airbiotics products have an efficacy that has been well demonstrated in a number of hospital studies as well as in active use over the past six years. Airbiotics probiotics are currently used globally in a wide range of facilities.

How It Works

Bacteria, especially pathogens, have a strong tendency to develop resistance to any substance that might be detrimental or lethal to them. This phenomenon is especially significant in the case of antibiotics and disinfectants. In order to avoid the development of resistance, none of the Airbiotics products has any direct biocidal action towards other organisms. Instead the mechanism of action is based on the principle of ‘competitive exclusion’, combined with an influence on the ‘quorum sensing’ communication between pathogenic organisms. Disinfectants have an unspecific biocidal action; killing both beneficial good bacteria and “bad” pathogenic micro-organisms. This destruction of the normal balance of bacteria results in a surface actually more conducive to rapid colonization (infections) in a very limited timeframe.

 

Each disinfection procedure leaves organic matter behind that serves as protein and carbohydrate sources creating fuel to sustain the fast re-colonization of the surface. Disinfection also removes the normal beneficial bacteria that serve to hold back pathogen growth through competitive exclusion. Using these energy resources created by disinfectants, pathogens can multiply from one to a population of one million cells within 8 hours. While disinfection results in a fast reduction in the total number of micro-organisms, this effect is very short and unstable. The resistance of pathogens like MRSA to higher concentrations and frequencies of disinfectant/antibiotic applications has resulted in an increased risk to people and the environment from both the pathogens and the aggressive chemicals meant to kill them.

Airbiotics Probiotic Cleaning

First, the principle behind competitive exclusion is that during the cleaning procedure, a layer of beneficial bacteria is placed on the treated surface, and immediately occupies the surface with “good” bacteria. They consume all remaining food sources, leaving nothing behind for potential pathogenic invaders looking for space and food. The beneficial probiotic bacteria are much more active and out-compete all other organisms.

Second, “Quorum Sensing” is an extremely fast means of communication between bacteria, using species-specific signal molecules. When the Airbiotics probiotic bacteria are applied to the surface, an overwhelming competition for space, food and moisture is established, along with a flood of Airbiotics probiotic signalling molecules. This immediately results in the pathogenic bacteria, informing each other through quorum sensing that conditions have become unfavourable for growth, leading to them entering a dormant phase and their subsequent removal.

The third major and key advantage is that Airbiotics probiotic bacteria immediately start to break down the biofilm coating all surfaces. This biofilm that is created by pathogens and other bacteria serves to protect colonies of harmful bacteria, as well as hold dirt, support viruses and other problematic substances.  The Airbiotics approach has the advantage of providing a stable solution to problems with pathogens without the risk of development of substance resistance. The only demand set by this method is that the frequency of cleaning be kept constant. The 3 to 5 day duration of maximum viability of the Airbiotics probiotic bacteria on surfaces potentially allows for up to several days between each cleaning.

This is far more time than any other cleaning methodology. It is important to realise that the total number of micro-organisms will tend to remain the same after Airbiotics application; however, what is essential to understand, is that it is the good bacteria simply replacing the bad ones.

If you would like to organise a demonstration and trial or would like to place an order Airbiotics, please either email office@airbioticsuk.com or call Keith on 07778106063.