Dangerous Pathogen Decontamination Services

Employing avant-garde touch and touchless decontamination protocols and practices, ABS can successfully decontaminate a variety of environments exposed to harmful pathogens, to include but limited to, patient rooms, operating theaters, fitness centers, aircraft, public transportation and emergency response vehicles, labs, commercial kitchens, homes, public restrooms, law enforcement detention cells, schools and day care facilities.

While it is never possible to prove that all organisms have been destroyed during a decontamination operation, as the likelihood of survival of an individual microorganism is never zero, ABS can achieve a 6-log reduction using Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectant Delivery Systems (HPDDS) and Electrostatic Disinfectant Delivery Systems (ESDDS) in compliment with hand-wiping protocols. A “6-log reduction” (10−6) will reduce an initial population of one million organisms to very close to zero. To put this into perspective, a 1-log reduction will inactivate 90% of the biological agents in a given space.

Emerging infectious diseases can be defined as infectious diseases that have newly appeared in a population or have existed but are rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range, or that are caused by one of the NIAID Category A, B, or C priority pathogens.

Category A pathogens are those organisms/biological agents that pose the highest risk to public health because they:

  • Can be easily disseminated or transmitted from person to person
  • Result in high mortality rates and have the potential for major public health impact
  • Might cause public panic and social disruption
  • Require special action for public health preparedness

Category B pathogens are the second highest priority organisms/biological agents. They:

  • Are moderately easy to disseminate.
  • Result in moderate morbidity rates and low mortality rates
  • Require specific enhancements for diagnostic capacity and enhanced disease surveillance

Category C pathogens are the third highest priority and include emerging pathogens that cold be engineered for mass dissemination in the future beau

In the course of conducting a criminal investigation, law enforcement officers and crime scene investigators (CSI) may leave behind fingerprint agent residue and staining. Some of these agents include iodine, cyanoacrylate, silver nitrate, ninhydrin, diazafluoren 1, rhodamine, ardrox, sudan black, thenoyl europium chelate and acid fushin. Violent crime investigations involve blood detecting chemicals. Some of these chemicals include Amido Black, Coomassie Blue, Crowle’s stain, Hungarian Red, Leuco Crystal Violet and Luminol. Other agents may be used to produce better test results or speed reaction times. ABS has developed efficient proprietary cleaning methodologies to address these difficult-to-remove substances.

In the course of an apprehension, tear gas ordnance, also referred to as Chlorobenzylidene Malononitrile (CS) or Chloroacetophenone (CN), may be deployed into a property by law enforcement. Tear gas is a pulmonary, ocular and skin irritant. This irritant can cause serious health hazards, to include death in rare instances. ABS employs avant-garde tear gas residue recovery and decontamination technologies to efficiently and effectively remediate tear gas residue exposures in a property.

ABS can also address other remediation concerns associated to crime scenes, to include but not limited to, ammunition disposal, needle, syringe, meth pipe and other drug paraphernalia disposal and Fentanyl, Carfentanil, other Fentanyl analogues and Methamphetamine testing, recovery and decontamination.

Fentanyl and Fentanyl analogue exposures are extremely dangerous. A business, residence, vehicle (car, tractor-trailer, aircraft, watercraft, etc.) and / or personal content exposed to Fentanyl and Fentanyl analogues should be considered an Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health environment (IDLH). The property or transport vehicle should be secured and entry prohibited. Only certified, insured and licensed HAZMAT remediation professionals trained in recovering and neutralizing Fentanyl and Fentanyl analogues should be used to remediate this IDLH environment. ABS meets all of these requirements.