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LaserCycle, Inc.

  • Booth: 209

Tired of disinfecting with toxic chemicals? Come see us!

Overview

Re-think disinfecting, with Nature's original pathogen killer.  HOCl kills 99.99% of harmful bacteria and viruses, but is so safe for people, pets and plants, it can be sprayed on children's toys!  HOCl is EPA Registered, and ready-to-use, with no toxins.  So there is no need to wear PPE to administer, and no worries about skin, eye or respiratory irritation.  Stop by LaserCycle's booth to try out our easy-to-use handheld foggers to disinfect offices, conference rooms, warehouses, breakrooms, bathrooms, vehicles, classrooms, factories and homes.  Empower your people to disinfect, anywhere, anytime, safely and easily!   

Brands:LaserCycle, Inc.


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  • Purchase one of LaserCycle's bundled products, especially designed for your square footage, and you will receive a 10% discount!

  Press Releases

  • Press Release

    Lenexa, Kansas

    April 20, 2022

    LaserCycle Announces Expansion of Health and Safety Division

    LaserCycle is proud to announce the expansion of our new Health and Safety Division, featuring Danolyte HOCl, a naturally derived, EPA-Registered product that cleans, sanitizes, and disinfects any sized office.

    LaserCycle introduced their new PPE line during the pandemic. As offices closed and workers went home, LaserCycle President, Charlotte Barksdale, looked for what was next:

    “We had always prided ourselves on creating innovative solutions, and at that moment, we asked ourselves, how could we best serve our customers in the coming months?”

    LaserCycle CEO and Founder, Rick Krska, wanted to address some of the major issues spawning from the pandemic, including supply chain issues.

    “We wanted to make something that would help,” says Krska. “We researched the chemistry of Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) and saw that not only is it very effective but is also a green product that does not harm humans, pets, or the environment.”

    HOCl is 80x the power of bleach, and kills pathogens such as COVID-19, Norovirus, H1N1 (Swine Flu), Rhinovirus, and 99.9999% of bacteria, including E Coli, Salmonella and Listeria.  Although powerful, it’s completely safe for humans and animals, which is why it’s successfully used by hospitals, education systems, offices, and factories – even those that process food.  With no harmful toxins, VOC’s or perfumes, this product offering is an essential part of bringing many organizations back to the office in-person as companies navigate the pandemic.

    Kevin Cambers, the Manager of Facilities at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, speaks to both the natural product, HOCl, as well as LaserCycle’s fogger system: “The LaserCycle team worked closely with KCU to demonstrate the effectiveness and natural process of their fogger system using the Danolyte HOCl disinfectant. We were extremely pleased with the complete absence of harsh fumes. Using both the corded and cordless foggers for a variety of applications throughout the campus, our Building Services staff were able to disinfect areas quickly and safely. This product and equipment have become an instrumental component of our overall plan and mitigation strategy to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff.”

    LaserCycle will be attending the prestigious BOMA Conference in Nashville on June 26 and 27, and is excited to talk about the ways to help people safely return to the office.

    For more information, contact Charlotte Barksdale at cbarksdale@lasercycle.com

  • To compare and assess the environmental impact of using hypochlorous acid, HOCl, to other commonly used disinfectants, one must consider the feedstock to make the product, the storage, transport, and use of the product, and finally the effluent/end product and appropriate disposal or potential pollution issues

    HOCl is a non-carbon containing aqueous solution made using purified water and a salt, typically common table salt, (sodium chloride (NaCl)). These two materials, along with some electricity and a specialized membrane, create HOCl. Potassium chloride (KCl) can also be used as the salt source. These simple, common ingredients mean making HOCl effectuates a very low environmental impact to produce as the feedstocks are quite easy to procure, store and require little pre-processing. The HOCl solution is a low concentration (in the parts per million) weakly acidic, very near neutral solution that requires no special transport or storage conditions (other than an opaque storage container to prevent exposure to uv light).[1] It can also be made quickly and efficiently, so that excess or limited volumes are not an issue. Thus, potential supply, storage, and supply chain issues are mitigated.

    Some other commonly used disinfectant products use chemistries such as quaternary amines, peroxides, or bleach. These chemistries are much more complex to manufacture. They are typically made on a large scale in large chemical plants.

    Quaternary amines are complex multi-carbon-containing organic compounds which require a great number of chemical processing reactions to make.[2] They require pre-processed feedstocks and can also require solvents, higher temperatures, or pressures, along with additional purification steps to make. These are a quite industrialized chemical processes, requiring a chemical plant and substantial facilities to produce. Of course, quaternary amine products also have health risks and multiple efficacy issues with their use as disinfectant products [3][4][5][6][7]

    Peroxides are also commonly used disinfectant products, with hydrogen peroxides-based products being among the most common. Hydrogen peroxide can be used in a low concentration but is not always effective against all pathogens, particularly some biofilms. [8] Hydrogen peroxide is a commodity chemical that is used for many industrial bleaching (paper, sugar, textile, etc.) processes, and it is also used as an agent in producing many other chemicals. It is produced in large scale chemical plants. Because of production methods and chemistry, hydrogen peroxide takes a lot of energy to produce.[9] Unfortunately, approximately half the energy used in the manufacturing process is lost as heat. Much of the hydrogen peroxide is produced outside of the USA. The hydrogen peroxide solution is acidic.[10] The pH can vary, generally between 1 and 5, depending on the manufacturing method and concentration. Also, storage and transport conditions need to be stringently controlled for concentrated solutions.[11][12]

    Bleach (sodium hypochlorite) solutions are commonly used for disinfectant purposes. Bleach is made in industrial chemical processing plants from liquid chlorine and caustic soda (sodium hydroxide).[13] These feedstocks are highly dangerous chemicals to handle and transport, so exceptional care must be implemented to manufacture bleach. Additionally, the feedstocks require a significant amount of energy to produce before being converted into bleach.[14] Most bleach is manufactured for use in industrial chemical applications (textiles, polyvinyl chloride, chemical intermediaries, etc.) Bleach solutions are caustic due to their innate chemistry, and care must be taken when using to avoid exposure to bare skin and to bleach vapors, which can result in breathing difficulties and asthma [15][16]. Proper storage is crucial, as bleach can have more significant toxic properties as a concentrate.

    Finally, the disposal of the spent solutions needs to be addressed.

    HOCl has no special disposal requirements. For many applications, it is used as a mist or electrostatic spray so that a small volume of material is actually used to disinfect a space. In this case, the HOCl present in the solution reacts with the pathogen or decomposes back to water and a very minor amount of salt.[17] HOCl in solution at concentration sufficient for disinfecting is highly compatible with the human skin biome. It's so effective and compatible that it is used in a wide range of medical settings and applications such as to clean wounds, lavage abdominal cavities during surgery, for dental rinse and for eye medicines to name just a few.[18][19][20][21][22]

    It's also used in applications such as a rinse for organic produce and to maintain a pathogen-free water for swimming pools in a "salt-water chlorination " system.[23][24][25] Finally, it's used a multitude of veterinary applications like reducing bacteria and virus issues in large chicken houses and dairies and in water systems to eliminate biofilm and kill undesirable pathogens.[26][27] Should a large volume of the HOCl solution be spilled, no special precautions to protect the environment is needed.

    Quaternary amines can present a problem, as their residue is long lasting. The European Union has regulations in place for maximum level of quaternary amines on and in their fresh fruits and vegetables [28]. In the US, there have been publications concerning how to remove quaternary amines from wastewater (usually via sedimentation) to prevent formation of nitrosamines which, according to the FDA, is a potential carcinogenic material.[29][30] In general, when quaternary amines are used to disinfect surfaces, they should be followed with a rinse.

    Hydrogen peroxide decomposes to water and oxygen, so except for the case of frequent or high-volume use (such as mopping floors) which can cause lead to high exposure, there is no long-lasting impact with its use in very low concentrations.[31] However, many disinfectant formulations contain more than just hydrogen peroxide and water, so they must be evaluated and assessed on an individual basis for their ultimate final environmental impact.

    Bleach in concentration sufficient for effective disinfection is a caustic solution which must have extreme care taken when using to not mix with acids or ammonia compounds or risk creating highly toxic chlorine or chloramine gasses.[32] Furthermore, bleach can react with other materials in the water/waste stream to create organo-chloride compounds, including dioxins and furans, which persist long term in the environment and can be harmful to both marine life and soil.[33][34] .

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    [11] National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Summary for CID 784, Hydrogen peroxide. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Hydrogen-peroxide. Accessed Apr. 25, 2022.

    [12] Pedziwiater, Paulina, et al, “Decomposition of hydrogen peroxide,” University of Technology, Lodz Poland, Acta Innovations, ISSN 2300-5599, no 26: 45-52 https://www.proakademia.eu/gfx/baza_wiedzy/461/nr_26_45-52_2_2.pdf

    [13] Bach, Julie; Varatharajan, Jenenee, Bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite) Manufacturing Process, https://whatisbleach.weebly.com/manufacturing-process.html

    [14] “Manufacturing Process of Bleach,” Glo writers, https://glowriters.com/manufacturing-processes-of-bleach/#:~:text=The%20raw%20materials%20for%20making%20household%20bleach%20are,salt%2C%20comes%20from%20either%20mines%20or%20underground%20wells.                                                                                          [15] Washington State Department of Health, “Dangers of Mixing Bleach with Cleaners,” https://doh.wa.gov/you-and-your-family/healthy-home/home-contaminants/dangers-mixing-bleach-cleaners

    [16] Swanson, Nicola, “Regularly using bleach linked to higher risk of fatal lung disease,” The Guardian, 18 September 2017; The University of Washington Continuing Education Programs School of Public Health, 18 September 2017; https://osha.washington.edu/news/regularly-using-bleach-linked-higher-risk-fatal-lung-disease

    [17] Rossington, Karen, “Busting the myths of Chlorine Disinfection,” European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer, 22 April 2014, https://pharmaceuticalmanufacturer.media/pharma-manufacturing-news/busting-the-myths-of-chlorine-disinfection/

    [18] Cleveland Clinic, What is Hypochlorous Acid? And why should you use it? Skin Care and Beauty, August 3, 2021; https://health.clevelandclinic.org/hypochlorous-acid-skin-care/

    [19] NIH Clinical Trials, “use of Hypochlorous Acid as Prophylaxis in Health Personnel at High Risk of Infection by SARS-CoV 2 (COVID 19), https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/record/NCT04684550?view=record

    [20] Gold MH, Andriessen A, Bhatia AC, Bitter P Jr, Chilukuri S, Cohen JL, Robb CW. Topical stabilized hypochlorous acid: The future gold standard for wound care and scar management in dermatologic and plastic surgery procedures. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020 Feb;19(2):270-277. doi: 10.1111/jocd.13280. Epub 2020 Jan 6. PMID: 31904191., https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31904191/

    [21] Armstrong DG, Bohn G, Glat P, Kavros SJ, Kirsner R, Snyder R, Tettelbach W. Expert Recommendations for the Use of Hypochlorous Solution: Science and Clinical Application. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2015 May;61(5):S2-S19. PMID: 28692424. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28692424/

    [22] Wongkietkachorn, Apinut et al. “The Use of Hypochlorous Acid Lavage to Treat Infected Cavity Wounds.” Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open vol. 8,1 e2604. 24 Jan. 2020, doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000002604, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7015588/

    [23] Food Security and Plant Diseaase Management, 2021, https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/electrolyzed-water

    [24] National Organic Standards Board, Formal recommendation for the Addition of hypochlorous acid generated from electrolyzed water, as petitioned, at S205.605(b) of the National List, https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/HS%20Hypochlorous%20Acid%20NOP.pdf#:~:text=On%20May%2029%2C%202015%20the%20NOP%20received%20a,for%20use%20on%20equipment%20and%20raw%20agricultural%20products.

    [25] Rahman SM, Ding T, Oh DH. Effectiveness of low concentration electrolyzed water to inactivate foodborne pathogens under different environmental conditions. Int J Food Microbiol. 2010 May 15;139(3):147-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2010.03.020. Epub 2010 Mar 25. PMID: 20385418. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20385418/

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    [27] Shajahan IF, Kandaswamy D, Lakshminarayanan L, Selvarajan R. Substantivity of hypochlorous acid-based disinfectant against biofilm formation in the dental unit waterlines. J Conserv Dent. 2017 Jan-Feb;20(1):2-5. doi: 10.4103/0972-0707.209076. PMID: 28761244; PMCID: PMC5514804. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28761244/

    [28] Holah, John, Taylour, Jim; Ackers, Steven, Holchem Laboratories, “Quaternary ammonium compound maximum residue levels, 23 December 2014; New Food Magazine, https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/article/15686/quaternary-ammonium-compound-maximum-residue-levels/

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    [31] University of Saskatchewan, “Some Covid-19 surface disinfectants many pollute indoor air,” Lab Manager magazine, 3 December 2020, https://www.labmanager.com/news/some-covid-19-surface-disinfectants-may-pollute-indoor-air-24549

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  • All natural disinfectant and handheld foggers
    Tired of handling toxic chemicals? Try our EPA Registered, all natural, disinfectant that kills 99.9999% of harmful pathogens, but is so safe you can spray it on children's toys. Demo at our booth #209 with easy and fast handheld foggers!...

  • Tired of handling toxic chemicals?  Is disinfecting slowing you and your team down?

    Stop by Booth 209 for a FREE mini nano!

    Our EPA Registered, all natural disinfectant/deoderizer/mold remediator, hospital grade disinfectant, kills 99.9999% of harmful bacteria and viruses, and yet is so safe, it can be sprayed on children's toys:

    • No need to use PPE when handling HOCl
    • No hazardous waste training or disposal
    • Yes, it is actually harmless for the environment (your ESG team is going to love it)
    • Can be used anywhere, e.g. offices, hoteling, bathrooms, breakrooms, conference rooms, labs, classrooms, warehouses, reception areas, homes

    Stop by our booth #209 and try out our handheld foggers, dependent on your square footage:

    • Empowers you and your team to disinfect anytime, anywhere, and reduces office anxiety
    • Foggers are easy to use, and allows disinfecting within seconds, without the need to wipe afterwards, freeing up your time
    • No need to bring in an outside crew if an outbreak occurs
    • Get rid of toxic chemicals for bathroom, breakroom and common areas
    • Made in the USA, with no supply chain issues
    • Can purchase HOCl in quarts, gallons, 5 and 55 gallon buckets, and 275 totes

    Stop by LaserCycle's booth #209 to try HOCl out for yourself, and receive a FREE mini nano!