Dangerous Spores: What Causes Them?

Natural disasters are among the most destabilizing and devastating events that can occur anywhere on the planet. Some can be anticipated, while others strike without warning. As a result, it’s critical that rescuers have access to cutting-edge technologies that can assist safeguard the long-term health of both the victims of the natural catastrophe and themselves. Following a natural disaster, one factor that is sometimes missed is the increase in fungal spore infections in the afflicted area. “Fungal infections in disaster-affected persons has been increasingly recognized,” according to Kaitlin Benedict, author of Invasive Fungal Infections after Natural Disasters, and “fungal respiratory conditions associated with disasters include coccidioidomycosis,” among other serious ailments and illnesses (Benedict 2014). This means that fungi must be eradicated from a disaster location not only to complete the recovery process of the damaged area, but also to safeguard the safety of any and all rescuers and victims involved in the disaster.

Study of SteraMist in the Fight Against Spores

TOMI SteraMist can manage emergency disinfection in the aftermath of a natural disaster and can protect against the hazards of spores and other fungal activities that are common in post-disaster environments. In fact, scientists demonstrated the effectiveness of SteraMist against Bacillus atrophaeus spores in the article Mechanisms of Sporicidal Activity Induced by Ionized Hydrogen Peroxide in Spores of Bacillus atrophaeus, published by ABSA International, and found that “damage to the long DNA segment is highly significant for the contact times at 1[hour], 2[hours], 6[hours], and 12[hours] when comparing with (Grimaldo 2021). The test was carried out in a 900 square feet area using SteraMist’s Environment System, a full-room fogger, and clearly proves the overall effectiveness and range of SteraMist technology. Furthermore, this experiment shows that SteraMist was able to break the spore core DNA in just hours, halting growth and disinfecting the spores.

Although natural catastrophes will never be completely avoided, and it will always take time to restore a devastated area, SteraMist technology offers a means to speed up disaster recovery while also encouraging health and hazard mitigation. Preparedness is sometimes the difference between an ideal and a less acceptable outcome in a world that moves swiftly and changes continually. SteraMist is ready to face the problems of the world; the only question is whether you will be the one to wield it.

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