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Aegis Asia launches forward defense against microorganism to enhance Indoor air quality.
A healthy indoor environment is one in which the surroundings contribute to productivity, comfort and a sense of health and well being
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(PRLog.Org) – Sep 29, 2007 – Microorganisms are part of our everyday lives. Many of the organisms are helpful and a natural part of our environment. Others can and do cause health problems ranging from simple discomfort to physical irritation, allergic sensitization and disease. Microbial body parts, reproductive parts (spores) and metabolic products (gasses and chemicals) all play a role in human well being, comfort, health and productivity. Some chemicals produced by fungi (known as mycotoxins) are extremely dangerous. All mycotoxins are known to be immunosuppressants with chronic exposure, and some are potent carcinogens

Molds – A PRIMER

Molds produce microscopic spores, reproductive bodies similar to seeds, that are very light and travel through the air. With the right conditions, these spores reproduce quickly (often within 24—48 hours) to create more colonies of mold.

Mold can grow on almost any surface and only requires dampness and a source of food to thrive. The nutrients required to sustain mold are plentiful and include dust, paper, ceiling tiles, cardboard, and wood.

It is impractical to completely eliminate all mold spores from our environment. Efforts on concentrating on eliminating food sources and inhibiting a spores’ ability to reproduce.

Mycotoxins

Many molds are capable of producing compounds which are toxic to humans. More than 200 mycotoxins have been identified from common mold. One of these, Aflatoxin B1 is one of the most potent carcinogens known. It has been positively linked to liver cancer and is a suspected cause of lung cancer. (Source: US-CDC). for more information on environmental testing, please visit http://www.iaqsg.com/Singapore-Environmental-Laboratory.html

Environmentally Safe

The ÆGIS Microbe Shield Technology is safe for the user and the environment. It contains no arsenic, heavy metals, or polychlorinated phenols. It does not leach into the environment, migrate to a user’s hands or wear off even with repeated cleaning.

ÆGIS is used in Sesame Street brand baby diapers to prevent, nappy rash, surgical drapes and even socks (sock comes with 2 yrs warrant despite repeated washing)

“ Helping to provide a healthier today and a safer tomorrow”

A workplace must reduce exposures to occupants against allergenic and toxigenic organisms. ÆGIS has been shown to be very effective not only in stopping the spread of such organisms and their allergens, but also in inhibiting new growth. The risk associated with microbes in the premises can be greatly reduced by the modification of interior surfaces with ÆGIS.

For more information, please visit http://www.aegisasia.com # # #
Written By:  satish Balhda 
Date Posted: 2007-09-30  

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