Tuesday, December 12, 2017

EPA approves fast-food playground disinfectant Elephant Armor

A new disinfectant for play centers at fast-food restaurants, the Elephant Armor System, is now available, featuring silver dihydrogen citrate as its active ingredient.

It is the first disinfectant to be approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 30 years.

“The motivation for creating Elephant Armor cleaning system were my grandchildren, and I currently have seven,” Elephant Armor founder and President Tom Luzader said.

Fast-food restaurants and other businesses using the product spray the disinfectant on the play center’s surfaces, letting it sit for two minutes before wiping them down. With daily applications and good results from sporadic tests by Elephant Armor, restaurants can earn Elephant Armor certification, which would inform diners that their play areas are clean and trustworthy.

The system kills MRSA, flu, norovirus and HIV, among other microbes. It is considered nontoxic and green-friendly, so much so that neither warning labels on the product, nor recommendations that workers use safety gear when using the product, were sought by the EPA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

“Now, in as little as 15 minutes....a play center can be disinfected daily, and as soon as the application is completed, the children can climb and run, and without worry of harmful or smelly disinfectants in the air,” Luzader said.

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