We have found Biomimicry (copying methods your body or nature use to solve problems) can produce highly effective technologies that are human safe, effective, ECO safe and are economically beneficial. For example, our surface cleaner is the exact same chemistry your white blood cells use to kill bacteria and virus. We deliver the technology in an easy to use spray system that saves the disposal of hundreds of wipes every day. Our reusable spray bottle and ECO safe tablets replace all the additional packaging and waste from polyester/rayon wipes and plastic canisters that are not biodegradeable.
One must consider the use of the chemical, the disposal of the chemical and their relevant pathways to truly apply a cost to use a technology. These basic truths have driven us to the use of ozone, which is three molecules of oxygen and to HOCL that your body uses every single day:killing bacteria without harming you. These are NATURES NATURAL DEFENSES.
Our fascination with replicating nature's methods is based on the below articles that we find astounding. These are the chemicals used today in dental facilities world wide for cleaning and disinfection.
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds:
Quaternary Ammonium Response rate was 77%; 543 workers (89% female) participated; 37.1% were registered nurses (RNs), 16.4% auxiliary nurses (ANs), 17.3% cleaners; 32.8% were atopic. 335 participants were exposed to QACs. Nursing professionals reported a significantly higher risk of reported physician-diagnosed asthma and, for RNs, of nasal symptoms at work than administrative staff working in healthcare sector. This risk was particularly marked during disinfection tasks and when exposure to QACs. Exposure to QACs increased significantly the risk of reported physician-diagnosed asthma and nasal symptoms at work (adjusted OR = 7.5 and 3.2, respectively).Our staff at Toppen Dental has decades of experience in the development and application of water treatment technologies as well as how water is used in dental offices. We are well networked in to the same dental dealers you work with today so acquiring our products quickly and easily is done. We will continue to develop new technologies that help your businesses so long as they meet our criteria as outlined above. Above all, we listen to our consumers so we can meet your standards and exceed ours. We will be honored to work with you
Decreased reproductive performance in laboratory mice coincided with the introduction of a disinfectant containing both alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC) and didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC).
What This Chemical Safety Database says about quats:
"Quaternary ammonium compounds can cause toxic effects by all routes of exposure including inhalation, ingestion,dermal application and irrigation of body cavities. Exposure to diluted solutions can cause mild and self-limited irritation. Concentrated solutions of quaternary ammonium compounds are corrosive and can cause burns to the skin and the mucous membranes. They can produce systemic toxicity due to their curare-like properties. They can also cause allergic reactions.
Mild to severe caustic burns of the skin and mucous membranes can occur depending on the agent and the concentration. Other signs may include: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, anxiety, restlessness, coma, convulsions, hypotension, cyanosis and apnoea due to respiratory muscle paralysis; death may occur within 1 or 3 hours after ingestion of concentrated solutions. Haemolysis and methaemoglobinemia have been reported infrequently."
The maximum recommended intake of iodine is 1,100 mcg per day for all adults, and 200 to 300 mcg per day for children up to the age of 8 years.
Iodine has a complex impact on the thyroid. Both too much and too little iodine can lead to goiter and other thyroid problems. For this reason, it is important to speak to a doctor before taking iodine supplements.
Excessive iodine consumption can lead to similar symptoms as iodine deficiency, including thyroid dysfunction and goiter.
Too much iodine may lead to thyroiditis and thyroid papillary cancer.
At very high levels, iodine poisoning can cause:
- burning of the mouth, throat, and stomach
- abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- weak pulse
However, such cases are rare.
Iodine supplements can interact with some drugs.
- medications for hyperthyroidism, as additional iodine can lead to hypothyroidism
- angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, because supplemental potassium iodine can increase the risk of hyperkalemia, or high blood levels of potassium
- potassium-sparing diuretics, because hyperkalemia can result from the additional potassium iodide
- warfarin and other blood thinners, as iodine may reduce their effectiveness
- amiodarone, because taking iodine supplements with this drug can cause dangerously high levels of iodine in the body
6 REASONS WHY NOT TO USE WIPES
- Loading up the landfills
- Gunk up the sewer system
- Killing aquatic animals
- High Direct costs
- Hidden Indirect costs
- They are plastic … and never go away
Disposable wipes, whether biodegradable, flushable, or not, cause grave consequences on our environment. For instance:
- Wipes, which usually contain plastic fibres, pose a danger to animals that mistake plastic bags and wipes for their natural jellyfish prey.
- Wipes not only impact the sewer systems, but the resulting blockages can also affect waterways by causing raw sewage to overflow into rivers and the ocean.
- Are wet wipes recyclable? While we strive to reduce the amount going to the landfill and increase the amount we recycle, wipes are not recyclable and increasing the amount that goes to the landfill … and just like plastic, it does not break down.
While wet wipes might feel like an improvement upon regular old toilet paper, they're actually causing a lot of problems for sewer systems. That's because, despite being marketed as acceptable to flush, wet wipes don't actually break down the way that toilet paper does, and can easily clog drains and sewer lines, according to The Guardian. In fact, it only takes a few flushed wet wipes to cause a clog, and once those wipes are mixed with fats or oils, the resulting blockage in public sewers (stomach-churningly known as "fatbergs") can be gigantic. According to The New York Times, in 2013 a utility company in London removed a 15-ton fatberg from a sewer system, and officials in New York City said in 2015 that "wipe-related equipment problems," have cost the city more than $18 million since 2010.
Pipe blockages aren't the only reason that wet wipes are problematic though. According to The Telegraph, many wet wipe brands contain plastic to help make the wipes sturdier. But that also means that they never quite break down entirely: over time, they turn into microplastic, which can pose a big threat to marine life if they end up in the water.
It is clear that silver (largely irrespective of the route of exposure or form) can distribute widely within the body and cross both the blood-brain and placental barriers in experimental animals. Silver, has also been found to be widely distributed throughout the body in exposed humans. Human data relating to silver ingestion is largely limited to a number of case reports where people have ingested varying amounts of colloidal silver, generally over a protracted period (Chung et al., 2010). The most common presenting feature is argyria (Brandt et al., 2005; Wadhera and Fung, 2005) where tissues become impregnated with silver sulphide, which forms a complex in elastic fibres; large amounts of this complex under the skin give it a bluish, grey-blue or (in extreme cases) a black colour. Generalised argyria results from increased serum silver levels and silver granules can be detected in all body tissues, with the highest concentrations found in the skin, liver, spleen and adrenal glands (Brandt et al., 2005). Silver has also been found to cross the placental barrier in humans. Lyon et al. (2002) looked at liver samples, collected at autopsy, and found significant levels of silver (median 15.5ng/g ww) in livers of children under 6 years old.
The possible impacts of Ag on neurodevelopment have been examined using PC12 cells. PC12 cells, which are derived from rat adrenal medulla, stop dividing and terminally differentiate when treated with nerve growth factor and they are used as a model for neuronal differentiation. Powers et al.(2010, 2011) have looked at the impact of AgNO3 and AgNP on these cells. A one hour exposure of undifferentiated PC12 cells to 10μM Ag+ was found to inhibit DNA synthesis and protein synthesis. Longer exposure resulted in oxidative stress and loss of viability. Ag+ directly inhibited mitotic activity. The same concentration of Ag+ was found to elicit even stronger effects with the onset of cell differentiation, with greater DNA synthesis inhibition and greater levels of oxidative stress. In addition selectively impaired neurite formation was seen and there was suppressed development of the acetylcholine phenotype in favour of the dopamine phenotype (Powers et al., 2010). This group have also looked at the effects of AgNP (citrate- and PVP-coated) in PC12 cells. In undifferentiated cells citrate-coated AgNP (10nm) impaired DNA and protein synthesis, but did not result in significant oxidative stress or loss of cell viability. In differentiating cells, however, the citrate coated AgNP caused oxidative stress and impaired differentiation into the acetylcholine phenotype. In undifferentiated cells PVP-AgNP (10nm and 50nm) reduced DNA synthesis; with the 50nm particle size have a greater effect. All three AgNP significantly suppressed the acetylcholine phenotype, but the small PVP-AgNP enhanced differentiation into the dopamine phenotype (Powers et al., 2011). The authors suggest that their results point to the likelihood that Ag and AgNP are developmental neurotoxicants.