Sunday Sales Blast 4/19/15

Sunday Sales Blast

News from and about the world of the cleaning industry!

EPA to Regulate New Nanosilver Products as Antimicrobial Pesticides

In response to a legal challenge, the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed that it will regulate new antimicrobial products containing nanosilver as pesticides. 
The manufacturers of new nanosilver products will need to go through the pesticide registration process, which involves submitting data to the EPA on a product's effects on human health and the environment.
EPA issued the criteria for regulating nanosilver in response to a petition it received in 2008 from a coalition of environmental groups.
The petition asked the EPA to, among other things, classify nanosilver as a pesticide regardless of the way it is used and to order companies to stop selling products that contain nanosilver until the EPA grants them pesticide registrations.

Bullen does not currently have any nano-silver based products, we were waiting to see how this played out.

http://www.issa.com/regulatory/regulatory-publications/legislative--regulatory-update/issa-legislative--regulatory-update-april-20.html#EPA%20Orders

Outbreaks on 2 Cruise Ships Sicken More Than 200 Passengers

More than 200 passengers reportedly have been sickened on two different cruise ships, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prompting the agency to take action.

CDC epidemiologists and health officers have been dispatched to assess Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas ship and Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Infinity ship to review the crews' responses to the outbreaks. Both ships were to be inspected at dock in San Diego.

The ship will have "super-sanitization" cleaning when it reaches port to prevent further outbreaks or a spread of the disease as guests disembark, according to a statement released by Royal Caribbean officials.

What does this mean to us in the Jan/San market? It continues to bring more awareness to the need for proper pathogen control procedures and the products required. That is a key market segment of Airx Labs. http://www.airxlabs.com/surfaceproducts/

Here is the link for the full article: 
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp/surv/gilist.htm#2015

Wash up after your workout: gyms have germs

Lifting weights, pedaling or pumping iron: health clubs are busier than ever these days. More than 62 million Americans hit the gym in 2013. It’s big business, raking in more than $22.5 billion in the last year, according to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association.

But, local health department inspection records show people are getting more than just sweaty at the gym. Dr. Ulysses Wu, chief of Infectious Diseases with the Saint Francis Medical Group, says, “Anywhere where there is contact you are expected to find organisms.”

What are you selling to health clubs, spas, public school gyms and other accounts that have gyms and work out areas?

Here is the link for the full article:
http://wtnh.com/2014/08/07/wash-up-after-your-workout-gyms-have-germs/

No golf this week just nice weather.

Have great day and an even better sales week!

Scott Jarden