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Studies demonstrate the effectiveness of the Polti Steam Disinfector against bacteria, viruses and bedbugs

The effectiveness of the Polti Steam Disinfector has been demonstrated by several laboratory tests.

The bacteria and fungi tested are responsible for various kinds of infection. They can be found frequently on household surfaces, in the filters of air-conditioning systems, in the drains of bathroom fixtures, on plants and even in water or in soap.

The results obtained show that the Polti Steam Disinfector is capable in just one minute of eliminating the bacterial and fungal loads on surfaces previously contaminated with these microorganisms.


Evaluation of the bactericidal activity of Polti Steam Disinfector & HPMED

Cantonal Institute of Microbiology, Bellinzona, Switzerland

Sanitisation with Polti Steam Disinfector was found to be effective to reduce the bacterial load on a work surface previously contaminated with the following micro-organisms: Escherichia coli, coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Proteus mirabilis.

Evaluation of the bactericidal activity of the Polti Steam Disinfector & HPMED system against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Cantonal Institute of Microbiology, Bellinzona, Switzerland

The bactericidal activity of Polti Steam Disinfector in respect of two strains of Methycillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) has been analysed on different kinds of surfaces.
The use of the Polti Steam Disinfector for 30 seconds has proved to be effective in sanitising different materials such as stainless steel and melamine table tops, with a reduction of the bacterial load by 4 logarithms, while on ceramic surfaces, a bacterial residue was found for the most resistant strain of MRSA.

Evaluation of antimicrobial activity in hospitals

Orthopaedics and Traumatology Unit and Microbiology Unit, San Carlo Borromeo Hospital, Milan, Italy

Polti Steam Disinfector proved to act on several gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and various types of fungi.
Its anti-microbial activity has been experienced on equipment, in rooms and on inert materials such as plastic, metal and glass. In standard operating conditions, sanitisation carried out with the Polti Steam Disinfector lead to a reduction of the total microbial load by 91.6%, compared to 88.8% using conventional methods (chemical products).

Effectiveness of the Polti Steam Disinfector in reducing microbial load on inanimate surfaces

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

A 30 seconds treatment with the Polti Steam Disinfector was effective in reducing the microbial load by 99,999% for representative Gram positive bacteria, Gram negative bacteria, filamentous fungi and yeasts.
A 30 seconds treatment with the Polti Steam Disinfector reduced the load of spores by 97%.

Polti Steam Disinfector test on ambulances

Hospital of San Severo - ASL Foggia, Italy
The experimentation of the Polti Steam Disinfector in real context shows that it is a valid method for the disinfection of ambulances. It significantly reduces the total microbial load present on the surfaces.


Polti Steam Disinfector is also effective against the H1N1 virus

The Polti Steam Disinfector has also achieved excellent results against the H1N1 virus.

Evaluation of the virucidal effectiveness (H1N1) of the Polti Steam Disinfector & HPMED Sani System Formula

Biolab Laboratory, Vimodrone (Milan), Italy

The virucidal effectiveness of the Polti Steam Disinfector & HPMED was evaluated in accordance with European standard EN 14476 (Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of virucidal activity in the medical area).
Based on the results obtained, in the experimental condition adopted, the product under consideration Polti Steam Disinfector & HPMED - Formula Sani System causes a reduction greater than or equal to 4 Log (99.99%) against Human Influenza Type A (H1N1) after 15 seconds of time or contact.


The Polti Steam Disinfector against bedbugs

Polti Steam Disinfector was also found to be extremely useful as a solution to the problem of bedbugs (Cimex Lectularius).
The system was confirmed to be an effective solution for total eradication of the insects, and proved capable of eliminating adult insects, larvae and eggs, with great advantages over traditional pesticides.

Testing the effectiveness of Polti Sani System for eliminating infestations due to Cimex Lectularius

Pest 2000&Pest 3000 - Pest Control Management Services, Milan, Italy

Evidence attests that Polti Sani System kills 100% of eggs and 90% of adult bed bugs at the first pass.
Field tests demonstrated that Polti Steam Disinfector has eliminated the Cimex infestation completely in between two and three treatments. The combined use of steam and HPMed also enabled the de-aggregation of the viscous substance that binds the eggs to surfaces, the removal of the typical smell of Cimex and the elimination of the traces due to excrement.

Evaluation of inhalation toxicity

The product is not classified as dangerous according to the provisions of Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 (CLP) and subsequent amendments and adjustments.