LOCAL COMPANY TACKLES SPREAD OF VIRUSES AND BACTERIA TO MAKE THE WORLD SAFE
In these challenging pandemic times, a local company is aiming to help protect the public with new and innovative products comprised of safe and natural elements.
“We want to make an impact,” says Suzanne Cyr, CEO of Ottawa-based PureFog Canada Inc.
“We need to get people and the economy moving again and our products can make that happen.” PureFog Canada’s first product is SkinSafe, a hand, facial and whole-body cleanser approved by Health Canada. SkinSafe is a water-based, non-toxic, environmentally friendly hypochlorous acid, found naturally in mammals, including humans.
“It is a compound produced by our white blood cells to eliminate pathogens from our body,” says Chief Technology
Officer Michael Lautru, who notes that hypochlorous acid was used extensively during the two World Wars to treat wounded soldiers.
There is a large body of scientific research and documentation proving that hypochlorous solutions work very effectively against COVID-19 and most other pathogens. Hypochlorous acid is included in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s list of disinfectants which kill COVID-19, Lautru elaborates.
PureFog Canada is lab testing a hypochlorous disinfectant, which when dispersed as a dry fog, will sanitize the air and surfaces of commercial and industrial spaces, including health care facilities, schools, public transit systems, grocery stores, sports arenas, airports, shopping centres, offices, etc.
Hypochlorous acid requires no special protective equipment to use, is safe, easy to store and has a reliable shelf-life.
“Dry fog is advantageous because it dissipates into the air quickly, settles into even the smallest of cracks, and dries within minutes leaving no residue, unlike other disinfectants that are sprayed and leave surfaces wet”, says Cyr.
“In retirement homes, you can prevent outbreaks of flu or other infections. If you can keep such outbreaks down to a minimum, the relief on our entire medical infrastructure will be enormous.
This is also true for mass transit. If you can prevent the spread of infection between people, you’re preventing a large proportion of the population from getting sick repeatedly” says Lautru.
“Our mission is to create safer, healthier, productive environments through this venture,” says Lalith Gunaratne, Chief Business Development Officer.
Hypochlorous dry-fogging solution has been approved and used with success in Europe, and PureFog Canada hopes to receive its approval from Health Canada for use here in the third quarter of 2021.
This approval, coupled with dry-fogging equipment manufactured and distributed by PureFog Canada’s parent company, KleenShield Solutions Inc., will uniquely position the companies to offer a safe solution to prevent the spread of harmful pathogens.