One of the most important things for cruise ships to do is work hard to minimize the risk of any viral or bacteria infections. While minimizing the chance for any infection is important, the most concerning is the Nonovirus. These infections are able to move quickly through cruise ships and can infect more than 30% of all of the passengers if not contained quickly. Because this virus causes the most cases of food borne-diseases and illnesses in the US, it’s important to always think about how to remove/eradicate Norovirus from cruise ships. Doing so can help to decrease the more than 20 million annual cases that are reported to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Provention). A group of viruses that can cause gastroenteritis, noroviruses work quickly to inflame the lining of both the intestines and the stomach, which can cause an immediate onset of diarrhea and vomiting. This is incredibly contagious and is easily spread by people who have the virus, and then it will contaminate surfaces.
The virus can be aerosolized from their flatulence, vomit, and stool, allowing it to move quickly from person to person. Where there are a lot of people in one place, such as on a cruise ship, it is easy for the infection to spread quickly. Other places of concern include schools, hospitals, recreational centers, and theaters. Norovirus can spread through water or air, food, touching a contaminated person, or even touching a contaminated surface. It’s important to consider how to eliminate bacteria/viruses from cruise ships since people are in such close proximity to each other all the time and may bring an illness on board without realizing it. Outbreaks that begin in food prep areas can spread quickly when people sit to eat. While there are many vaccines in trial, there are no vaccines that can either prevent infection from the norovirus or treat it once infection. Cruise lines work hard to make sure that they decrease the risk of an outbreak by having in place strict cleaning and sanitization practices. While this is a good start, outbreaks still occur, leaving many people to wonder how to kill bacteria on boats.
The best plan of action is to sanitize all surfaces and the air at the same time and to have a high kill rate of bacteria and viruses so that they can’t easily spread. There are some ways to clean surfaces and air, including absorbing the mold, bacteria, and viruses with activated charcoal or in an ozone purifier. Unfortunately, even with filters, ionization, ozone, and adsorption, this is not the best way to treat large areas of occupied space. Newer systems that rely on UV to sanitize are a much better option and will sanitize the area in two ways: killing microorganisms directly and creating Hydroxyl radical oxidants to sanitize open spaces. Some of the best technology is Odorox Air technology, which relies on high-quality optics to generate UV energy to kill any microorganisms in the device, including those from Norovirus. Additionally, by creating Hydroxyls and releasing them into the air, this equipment is able to quickly and easily kill bacteria and viruses in a large space, no matter whether they are on surfaces or in the air.se VOCs include glue, correction fluid, office equipment, building materials, adhesives, markers, and carbonless copy paper.
When used continuously, hydroxyls can reduce the contamination from norovirus more than 99% and also remove odors. Many people wonder how remove odors from cruise ships and boats and yachts , and the answer is in the hydroxyls, which are able to sanitize and clean the air in a way never before thought possible. It’s a good idea to use this treatment in any areas where there is food, including the kitchen, dining area, coolers, and buffet, as well as locations where a crowd of people will gather on a regular basis. This includes in social areas such as exercise rooms, restrooms, and sleeping areas. Maintenance for these systems is simple and requires optics to be washed and filters washed and replaced on a monthly basis. With proper training for maintenance and use, a crew will be able to easily handle using these machines and will have clean air and surfaces.It’s important to make sure that you buy your machine from a reputable company, as effectiveness can vary widely from manufacturer to manufacturer. Trust the FDA for stringent testing, and rely on the Odorox MDU/RX device for reliable sanitizing. Feel free to Email Odorox Air or call anytime during business hours 888-246-7446 x 211 for any questions or concerns regarding Hydroxyl Processors and how to cleanest air for your space and using OdoroxAir Hydroxyl Processors to Kill, Eliminate, Eradicate Smells, Odors On Boats, Yachts, Cruise Ships, Marina. Hydroxyls Solution For Marine Use, Cruise Ships, Boating, Power Boat, Sailing boats.
I would like to share the experience my family has had since bringing an Odorox Slim Line machine in to our apartment.
Please allow me to start by providing some background information. My daughter, who is 6, and I live in a 900 sq ft apartment in a 24 unit building in north Bismarck. We have lived there for over 5 years. My daughter has many health issues including chronic constipation, reflux, sinus issues and her IGG subclass II is low (basic immune deficiency).
Since bringing the Odorox unit in to our home in January, we have had our healthiest winter ever. In the past she has suffered from repeat sinus infections, often times each lasting more than one month. Prior to starting the Odorox Machine she had been fighting the same infection for over three months. We tried three separate rounds of oral antibiotics, an IVIG infusion and IV antibiotics and saw little if any results. Two weeks after instaiing the machine, her congestion was gone and has not returned. Her only infection since was an ear infection. This in itself is nothing sh01i of amazing. She has never gone this long without being placed on some so1i of medicine. We tried allergy medicines, antibiotics (oral and iv), ENT involvement, removed her tonsils and adenoids and nothing provided her with any relief. We also did both skin and blood testing for allergies, both of which came back negative. She herself has noticed the difference and comments on all of the different things she can now smell (flowers, lotions, soaps).
I almost need to mention that I am surprised how well this little machine controls odors.
I can no longer smell what other people in the building are cooking or if they are smoking.
I am truly amazed at the difference this machine has made. I will admit I was highly skeptical that this "magic machine" would do anything for us. In fact, I have even tried shutting the machine off for three days, only to tum it back on as her congestion was returning. I am sold as to the effectiveness and validity of this machine.
Whilst writing, there has been a development since our telephone conversation that I would like to
share with you.
Sometime ago, I am assuming last week with all this heavy rain, my basement Cold Room/Storm Shelter had flooded out, it was full of contents and they had been sitting in water for some time. That coupled with the lack of air flow and humidity, caused everything to go moldy and there was visible mold on the floor, walls and ceilings.
We emptied this room of its contents and disposed of what was damaged beyond repair. We conducted
a cleanup and installed drying equipment and fans and once dried the mildew smell in this room was
So I took the initiative to use the loaner machine which Hydroxyl Environmental had provided our group. As previously mentioned I set the Boss Generator machine at high and added a couple of air fans to move the hydroxyls around the room. Within 2 days the mildew odor had completely been removed.
I personally am now totally sold on this product and its effectiveness in remediation and odor control.
I have copied our technical staff in on this email advising that my family and I were present throughout the use of this machine with no ill effects.
So to summarize, many thanks for the use of this machine, I am happy to share its success with our
many branches across Canada and help to recommend your product. There is no doubt it looks like
Hydroxyl generators and their effectiveness are the way forward.
Once again many thanks.
Major National Canadian Restoration Firm
Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.