Clinical studies: Steam Disinfector against bacteria, viruses, bedbugs and dust mites
The effectiveness of the Steam Disinfector has been demonstrated by several laboratory tests.
The bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus hirae) and fungi (Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans ) tested are responsible for various kinds of infection. They can be found frequently on household surfaces, in the filters of air-conditioning systems, in the drains of bathroom fixtures, on plants and even in water or in the soap.
The results obtained show that the Steam Disinfector is capable in just one minute of entirely eliminating the bacterial and fungal loads on surfaces previously contaminated with these microorganisms. This result reaches far beyond the minimum effectiveness threshold required according to the guidance set by the European standards*.
Steam Disinfector is also effective against the H1N1 virus
The Steam Disinfector has achieved excellent results also against the H1N1 virus, responsible for the infamous type-A flu, reaching the lower limits required according to the appropriate standards** following application for only 15 seconds.
Steam Disinfector was also found to be extremely useful as a solution to the problem of bedbugs (Cimex Lectularius).
The system turned out to be an effective solution for total eradication of the insects, and proved capable of eliminating adult insects, larvae and eggs, with great advantages over traditional pesticides.
Polti steam neutralises dust mites and allergens
Cambridge University has found that Polti Steam eliminates 98% of dust mites from carpets and mattresses and cuts allergens by 86%.
Lyons Dermatological Hospital has demonstrated that Polti Steam radically destroys scabies mites, one of the most resistant varieties, in only 5 seconds.
A safe to use sanitising solution
The HPMed sanitising solution used with the Polti Sani System was subjected to strict in-depth laboratory tests in order to ensure that it is safe to use. In terms of toxicity, HPMed does not result as classified according to the GHS (Globally Harmonised System) classification and labelling system, at the highest concentration that can be reached. Results obtained with patch tests during a dermatological evaluation study showed that HPMed, applied in non-occlusive conditions to the healthy skin of 20 volunteers caused an average irritation index of nil and did not therefore result as classified according to the GHS (Globally Harmonised System).
HPMed has therefore been subjected to skin tests and can be released together with steam in the presence of people.
*EN13697, requires at least a 4-log reduction in bacteria and a 3-log reduction for fungi.
**EN14476, requires at least a 4-log reduction in viruses.