NCL White Paper Reports
NCL is proud to provide "White Paper Reports" on topics of current interest and problems to the janitorial markets. This information is timely and will provide background, additional insight and solutions for the subjects discussed. Our goal is to provide education so you can make informed decisions.
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Disinfecting Against The “Tripledemic”
As the summer months came to an end and we prepared for the fall season, we heard conversation about Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and talk about a Flu Season that had begun earlier than normal. We also knew that COVID-19 was still impacting us and the numbers were on the rise once again. What happened was the beginning of a perfect storm that is now known as the “Tripledemic”.
RSV Infections Update
In recent weeks, a virus known as Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) has been reported as being on the rise. RSV impacts the ability to breathe and can impact eating. Annually 58,000 children are hospitalized resulting in 500 deaths. In looking at adults 65 and older, there are typically 177,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths per year.
Targeting The Flu
Is the Flu still a concern? The answer to this increasingly common question is a resounding YES. While the Covid-19 pandemic has been at the forefront of everyone’s conscience, the influenza virus variants are still a threat to everyone. Peak flu season typically starts in late October, early November and runs through the following May. While you may not be able to completely keep the flu and other viruses out of your facility, there are steps to be taken to limit the impact of the virus and limit its ability to spread.
2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than a thousand confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is closely monitoring the situation and provides comprehensive and timely updates.
MRSA sheet MRSA Facts... And SOLUTIONS
What is community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA)? Staph and MRSA can also cause illness in persons outside of hospitals and healthcare facilities. MRSA infections that are acquired by persons who have not been recently (within the past year) hospitalized or had a medical procedure (such as dialysis, surgery, catheters) are know as CA-MRSA infections. Staph or MRSA infections in the community are usually manifested as skin infections, such as pimples and boils, and occur in otherwise healthy people.
Rock Hard Applications Technical Paper
NCL ROCK HARD is quite a versatile product. It is both a hardener and a densifier, and works with marble, limestone, many granites, engineered stone, concrete and terrazzo. ROCK HARD will harden the surface of all of these substrates, providing a longer lasting shine when polished. It also densifies the body of these materials, dramatically increasing the stain resistance of the surface.
Natures Solution Technical Bulletin
Nature’s Solution Bio-Enzymatic Deodorizer Digester from National Chemical Laboratories is an advanced combination of genetic engineering, biochemistry and formulation technology; all combined to safely clean and maintain free-flowing plumbing, drain lines, pipes and traps, grease traps and septic tanks...or wherever waste and soils and malodors are a present or future, potential problem.