It is the brand name of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented during the early 1900s to add carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. At that time these were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The newer versions permit incorporating flavored concentrates and before you know it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda pop.
The initial machines manufactured were rather big and were sold to the larger households of the upper classes of London, like the royal household. There initially were flavors with odd names, one being the famous sarsaparilla released while in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced from the 1920s and were very popular. The first smaller sized machines for home carbonation was produced in 1955.
Because of so many types of concentrate, different and exclusive flavors of soft drinks can be produced. In the times when the systems were most favored, many well-known brands were designed for SodaStream from the concentrate such as Fants, and Sunkist.
In the early 1990s, the company merged with Soda-Club and it has since relaunched with a marketing plan geared more in the direction of overall health or healthiers drink for children or families.
Now there are considerable competing brands of soda concentrate for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Premium trademark along with their Zero (sugar free) series taste like they as sugar sweetened. Take a look on their Zero Indian Tonic at amazon United Kingdom.
The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 that is pushed into water which makes water fizzy. The complete product includes a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and several reusable drink bottles especially designed for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it on the machine, push a button, and make sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is additionally known as seltzer water. There are very different flavors of concentrated syrups allowing the consumer to generate regular or diet pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you give it back and buy a new canister of CO2.
The popularity on the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the United Kingdom and presently are associated with nostalgia for those time periods. The advertising gin syrup jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very popular, that the slogan was included with their logo. It was ultimately dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is a machine made through the very same company for making milkshakes. You simply add milk, ice cream and syrup in a tall glass, insert into the machine and a wand extends in the tall glass to whip up a foaming, delicious milkshake.
Today, SodaStream is a component of Soda-Club and there are several websites where they could be purchased and all the supplies can be ordered and reordered as required.
Make your heat pump / air conditioner antibacterial almost for free with Smittstop in the air filter
Everyone knows that the air filter in heat pumps / airconditioners must be cleaned from time to time from dust to keep a good economy.
Major installations for schools, hospitals, offices have complex filter with a broad spectrum treatment against microbial growth of fungi yeasts, algae, bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. These are expensive and thus inappropriate for the home or small office.
Smittstop, a new revolutionary method that does not use toxic or alcohols, but a postively charged polymer that attracts all the negatively charged micro-organisms, bacteria, viruses, yeasts and molds and kill them efficiently. Swine influenza virus is an example of virus that is killed directly by Smittstop.
Next time you clean your air filters – spray on Smittstop – let it dry and replace the filter. You are then given a combination of filter that cleans the intake air through the air filter on both the dust particles and microorganisms.
A further advantage of Smittstop is at it is sprayed on the surfaces to be protected / being active, so Smittstop is not tied to any specific brand, manufacturer of air filter, it can be used at all.
Tests show that Smittstop kill, 99.99% of all Gram-negative microorganisms.
Pandemic flu planning is the only option to protect people from the grip of the H1N1 virus and prevent it from spreading. As a pandemic can bring a nation to a grinding halt due to its critical nature it is imperative to have a plan in place in order to battle the situation out. Strategies to keep private and public sectors and schools operational during the outbreak, the use and distribution of the anti-viral drugs, planning for a vaccination campaign, upgrading the medical systems are all a part of pandemic flu planning.
The H1N1 pandemic or Swine Flu as it is more popularly known began in April 2009. It affects people of all ages irrespective of their locations or backgrounds and can grip a high number of people making them ill and can also lead to death. First detected in the United States this flu has taken in its grip countries like Mexico, Canada and now India.
The H1N1 virus varies in its severity. Ranging from mild to severe, it can lead to death if not detected in time. Though it begins like any other flu or influenza, it can prove fatal as in its final stages it affects the respiratory organs causing their failure leading to death. This virus spreads like any other influenza virus form people to people and is categorized by its flu like symptoms. Fever accompanied by either cold, sneezing, breathing trouble to stomach infections can be symptoms of Swine Flu.
As this virus affects a number of people at the same time, precautionary measures that individuals take can help in reducing the chances of getting infected. Simple measures such as avoiding large public gatherings, staying indoors if one has a cold or fever until it subsides, covering the face while sneezing or coughing and washing hands frequently can help to control the spreading of the virus until the flu vaccine is made available.
One of the other measures that you can take is to use a disinfectant cleaner or sanitizer that kills the virus and bacteria. Though there are a number of sanitizers available in the market, the disinfectant Smittsstopp looks at providing long term protection. This sanitizer can be used as a spray or a spray cleaner and offers long term protection. Cationic by nature, its properties make it effective from the second it is sprayed on. Leaving a molecular thin film of positively charged food grade polymer, this sanitizer attracts the swine flu virus to the surface it is sprayed on and then kills it. As this spray uses cationic polymer, it binds well with all surfaces making it last under water. When used rubbed on hands it destroys the breaks the virus and kills it, lasting a couple of hours before it sweats off. If used while washing clothes as the final wash, this sanitizer protects your clothes from attracting the virus until almost 20 washes.
It is easy to incorporate Smittstopp into your cleaning routine. Smittstopp protects you, your home and workplace from this deadly virus. Being a cationic polymer, this product is non-toxic and can be used on all kinds of materials and surfaces. Available online at Allfreightfree.com , this is one of the most convenient and cost effective methods to prevent contamination
* Read Prepare your company for swine flu now
* Buy virus-proof masks now, before the pandemic panic starts and they end.
* Buy SMITTSTOP and treat all the taxi cars. Put a sign on every treated car.
* Make these purchases now – the staff of allfreightfree.com may suffer from swineflu or the demand get greater than supply.
* All taxi drivers must have mask on at all contact with customers.
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1/4 to half of the workforce may be ill or be removed and the entire company’s operation can be threatened.
There is also a small risk that a member of the staff can die.
Schools can be closed, buses stop working, family members get sick, and staff must care for their children and family.
Make a plan now, on paper.
Make preparations now – before it is too late – and inform all staff.
* Buy in any case, 1 bottle Smittstop from allfreightfree.com to help prevent contamination.
* Add a few virus-proof masks here (not only simple mouth masks) now – masks will end when everyone start to buy at the same time.
* Laundry Spirits will cost your company a fortune, make your own virus-killing solution of 2 ml Bensaltensid and 1 liter of water. Keep this in spray bottles, spray on the hands when cleaning.
Kill virus in a few seconds. 1 liter Bensaltensid is enough to 500 liters of solution.
Same volume of hand spirits would cost 15 000 USD.
* Real h1n1 virus-proof (Class FFP3) masks with valve (masks must be sprayed on the outside with Smittstop) can be used until they get hard to breathe in – perhaps for weeks. Works even in hard work (without the valve, it will be harder to breathe).
* Sit down (with security- and other people with knowledge) and make a risk assessment- and a pandemic plan.
* Are there towels in the bathroom or kitchen, replace them with drying paper – today.
The plan may include include:
* Who replaces whom when sick
* Free C-vitamin to staff to strengthen immune defense until swine influenza pandemic 2009 h1n1 is over
* Swine Flu vaccination as soon it is available.
* Cooperation with security staff so they does not stop work due to pandemic infection risk.
* Staff have the right to refuse to vaccinate themselves.If someone will do this and how does this affect his/her position?
* Measures not to spread the infection within the company. Smittstop, masks, routines, the fastest possible vaccination.
* Will the company use disposable coffee cups, plates etc. until the pandemic ends?
* Measures to avoid being infected with swine flu h1n1 from visitors, mail collection, deliverys
* Start using Smittstop spray before the pandemic breaks out – ie right now
* Make a list where Smittstop should be used – kitchen, toilets, handles, stair railings, telephones, mobile phones, mouse, keyboards, door handles, alarm system, keypads, etc..
——- The effect lasts throughout the pandemic as long as the surface is not covered by dirt.
If you want to be extra safe give door handles one treatment every week, the abrasion is greatest on the door handles.
* If masks will be used, who will wear them? Masks must be sprayed on the outside with Smittstop.
* Can conferences and customer visits take place via telephone and video conference instead?
* Staff come to work with bus, subway or train? Rather pay them to take the car?
* Can some departments be closed to keep others going?
* Are the staff eating out at restaurants?
Are the restaurant using Smittstop, masks, gloves?
Perhaps better to switch to frozen Micro food – the pandemic can be over within 3-4 weeks.
* A paper with the rules for the staff (keep distance, masks, don’t touch your face, use gloves when smoking, wash hands frequently, etc.)
* What work can be done at a distance from home?
* Are the companys routines written down so that replacement staff can take over quickly?
* Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, to reduce the risk of infection via the subject that you touched recently where the influenza virus h1n1 may have stuck. Treat all common surfaces with Smittstop.
Particularly important is the handle for toilets, seats, taps, flushbutton, switches and paper clips.
* Handkerchiefs bought and distributed. All the coughing and sneezing should be done in handkerchiefs, never directly into the air.
* If we have to work overtime? Over 48/50 hours the company may have to apply for exemption? Valid emergency overtime?
* Distribute / bookmark sites with information about swineflu so staff can go and update themselves.
Mouse, keyboard and mobile phones should be treated with Smittstop regurarely.
Never compare Smittstop with standard bactericidal agents. Smittstop is also a direct killer of the pandemic inflensaviruset h1n1.
The difference is that Smittstop leaves a positively charged surface that continues to protect for years.
Spray on and wipe off = long-term protection.
The tests include trade secrets, therefore some parts are not shown.
In the event of a business opportunity of a certain size, and the signing of confidentiality agreements more information can be displayed.
Test for swine flu H1N1 and herpes virus
Summary of test results for herpes virus and swine influenza H1N1-cationic polymer applied to nonwoven cellulose.
Virus: (The effect against Herpes simplex virus -1 was tested at the Virology Dept.. at (removed – trade secret) and the efficacy against H1N1, a laboratory influenza virus similar to the Avian influenza virus, was assayed at (removed – trade secret).
Antiviral effects were samples in virus-adapted ASTM E 2149-01 tests on both the herpes simplex virus (> 99% red.) and the H1N1 influenza virus (> 97% red.) In cellulose nonwoven.
Here is a test of “ordinary” influenza:
Influenza H3 – Cationic polymer
Virus: Influenza H3
HA titer: 1:32
Medium: M-199 + PEST, 1% + trypsin, 0.1% (was set up after incubaktion with the fabric)
Virus was diluted: 1:8, 1:16, 1:32 and 1:64.
From each dilution was 6 ml withrdawn to three falcontubes.
Fabric A and fabric C were in separate tubes with half cloth (0.125 g) and one tube was without fabric.
The tubes were incubated at a vibrating table for one hour.
After one hour of incubation 6 ul trypsin was set to each tube (0.1%).
All twelve tubes was diluted two-fold out to 1:64 and 1 ml of each dilution was put on MDCK cells in duplicate (24-hole plates were used).
The cells were incubated 24 hours at 37 ° C and then infection rate was read by observation of the cells in light microscope.
No virus dilution that had been incubated with cloth A, gave no cell infection ie the virus seems to have lost its ability to infect cells.
However, it should be added that these tubes was a difficult read because the cells sometimes had detached from the bottom and was slightly overgrown. They, however, was interpreted as negative infection as no clear picture of the infection was found.
The virus dilutions which had contact with the fabric C or no cloth at all was sometimes difficult to read due to detached cells, but in all these tubes were in all cases, clear signs of infection in different grades (1-5 where 5 is the highest infection rate).
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Fabric (A) were treated with cationic polymer. This test will eventually (as soon as we can) become a product for the treatment of fabric / clothing.
Influenza viruses are very similar and in the same group.
The effect is is identical between all influnza viruses.
H1N1 swine influenza virus has no chance against the cationic polymer in Infectious Top.
Aerosolized bacteria, test on hard surfaces:
For this type of realistic test is there no standard, but common and well-known methods have been used.
For depositing bacteria and for quantification of viability.
Bacterial suspension is sprayed on a hard surface upon which the sample is laid to dry in room temperature (15 min).
Thereafter the viability is assayed either by an agar pressure stick that is pressed against the surface for a few seconds and then sealed or by agar overlay.
Colonies are counted after overnight incubation.
In this test, the reduction is generally over 99%, both when assayed with pressure stick and with agar overlay.
Test bacteria: S. aureus, MRSA (sjukhussjukan), P. aeruginosa, E. coli, Candida albicans, E. hirae
The above test is made by bacteria and not viruses, but the effect is the same, the protection of hard surfaces – which was what was tested. Many tests are made which are not mentioned here.
Pressure Plate Test is very easy to perform even in the real environment and it is cheap – treat a surface with Smittstop, let it be affected for a certain time and then test and compare with the corresponding untreated.
The above bacterial test is done in institutions in a laboratory but it is easy to make simple practical tests yourself.
Test plate / pressure plate can be purchased from any company that gives this type of service to the food industry – at good prices.
They can often do the reading after cultivation in an oven, or you can do it yourself, instructions are included with the plates.
The food industry use these plates to check the food hygiene and cleaning hygien/quality within their self control.
The cationic polymer has a very strong activity against all influenza viruses.
Smittstop can be sprayed on protective masks (even surgical masks are not 100% tight against infuensavirus) and on the surface to catch and kill viruses.
On the outside it eliminates incoming virus and on the inside acts as a second barrier while – if the wearer is infected – it will kill virus on used masks.
Smittstop can be sprayed on the outside of the virus-proof masks.
Then the outside can not be contaminated with virus.
A mask can thus be used for a longer period although it is perhaps intended as a disposable mask.
It may be economically impossible to provide all staff with masks, which costs 20 USD per piece if they are subjected to be changed several times a day.
By spraying the mask on the outside a mask can be used over a prolonged time.
Swine flu spread primarily through aeroesol.
From sneezing, coughing and contaminated hands the virus ends up on different surfaces.
From these surfaces the virus moves further when someone touch them.
The exposed surfaces are toilets, handrails on buses and in the stairs, taps, switches.
In hospitals, schools, restaurants – places where many people gather is most vulnerable.
Infection from these areas can be easily stopped with Smittstop.
Effects are also easily controlled, a common culture test which are regularly used in the food industry and cost only around 15 USD proves Smittstops effectivness immediately.
About Smittstop (Infectious Stop), swine flu, and some background.
Smittstop, based on a cationic polymer is a brand new Swedish innovation.
The polymer protects against in principle all viruses, bacteria, fouling, not only microorganisms but also fungi, algae, mosses, lichens, etc..
Gert Strand Co have just developed a product designed to protect roofs, planks, passageways and buildings against algae, mosses, lichens and other fouling.
The product is sold under the name Fulstop.
Spray on – let it rain off.
A stronger protection with the name Tvarstop, must be applied to new or cleaned surfaces and gives a non toxic and long-life protective surface.
Smittstop is a brand new product , but available for delivery.
The product was originally developed as a way to cheaply obtain the reduction in hospital disease in Sweden and give a total stop of spread via surfaces in the food sector – salmonella and listeria.
All the products above are based on a physical protection, a positively charged polymer.
All the fouling of the virus, staphylococci, bacteria of moss is negatively charged, get trapped on the polymer surface and die.
Completely non-toxic and food-approved.
Since the product is a new invention, no one knows how long the protection will remain.
Polymer attaches itself so hard that it also remains under water and it is not unlikely that the protection remains in more than 10 years in places where it is not so much wear.
SMITTSTOP is based on a new unique Swedish invention, cationic polymers, which are positively charged and adhere to all surfaces.
Bacteria, viruses, staphylococci and all microorganisms are negatively charged.
All these are attracted to the positive charge of the polymer, they cannot grow and die.
According to the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control swine influenza is spread via aerosols (coughing and sneezing).
By getting the virus on the fingers it can enter the eyes, nose or mouth.
The standard types of facemask do not hinder the virus from entering the airways.
By spraying both sides of facemasks with SMITTSTOP and allow them to dry the protection offered by the mask is greatly enhanced.
SMITTSTOP sprayed on infected surfaces kills bacteria and viruses and at the same time the surfaces are cleaned and degreased.
Unlike ordinary cleaning compounds the treatment leaves an invisible layer of the positive polymer that is very hard wearing off.
You can order SMITTSTOP freight free all over the world via the Internetshop at Allfreightfree, directly from the manufacturer.
Allow to air dry if the surface is already clean, otherwise dry off.
For surfaces previously cleaned with ordinary cleaner (anion tensides) in order to neutralise remnants of the cleaner it may be necessary to clean twice before achieving the full effect.
SMITTSTOP should be obligatory in all infection clinics, hospitals, doctor’s surgeries, chemists and places where infection spreads.
Because in principle for no extra cost at all many sick days can be saved if infection is stopped via public spaces where accessible surfaces on public transport, lavatories and door handles and the like are treated.
Infection is not only stopped; bacteria, viruses and staphlyococci that land on the treated surfaces fasten and die, to infect no more.
All spread of infection on surfaces
SMITTSTOP prevents all spread of infection via surfaces
SMITTSTOP is a bactericidal broad spectrum cleaner which is effective long term.
SMITTSTOP leaves an invisible covering of non-toxic polymer (a plastic so thin it is invisible), it adheres so well it even remains in place under water.
All bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms are negatively charged, they stick to the polymer and die.
Exchange your existing cleaner spray container with SMITTSTOP – no extra costs in stopping the spreadingof infection.
SMITTSTOPP has a direct bactericidal effect.
SMITTSTOP even cleans surfaces from dirt and also dissolves fat.
These effects come from a new environmentally friendly super-tenside.
The cleaning effect can be simply enhanced.
-Spray on, wait a few minutes before the surface is dried off.
The cleaning effect has more than doubled.
SMITTSTOPP functions for years but if the surface becomes dirty bacteria can
live on it, Just spray on new SMITTSTOPP and dry off.
When the surface is once again clean the full effect returns.
SMITTSTOPP is a bactericidal cleaner with long term effectiveness
- Spray on
- Dry off
Kills all bacteria, viruses, staphylocci, fungi and microorganisms directly.
How does SMITTSTOPP work?
SMITTSTOP gives a very thin surface of polymer, it is positively charged.
All microorganisms (which are negative charged) are attracted to this surface, stick to it and die.
If SMITTSTOP is sprayed on surfaces cleaned with ordinary (anionic = negatively charged) cleaner its effect can be weakened or be entirely absent.
So SMITTSTOP should be applied twice to such surfaces until the positive charge takes over.
With SMITTSTOP all spread, the protection remains for many years.
Protection never stops.
There are only three ways this protection can cease:
- If the surface is washed with ordinary (anionic = negatively charged) cleaner.
So wash surfaces treated with SMITTSTOP only with non-ionic cleaner or SMITTSTOP spray.
- The protective layer can be worn off mechanically. If uncertain, spray once extra rather than once to few.
- The surface can become dirty so that bacteria can live on the dirt.
So keep surfaces treated with SMITTSTOP clean – or spray and clean off the dirt.
All accessible surfaces in hospitals, care centres, public spaces, restaurants, schools,
creches, shops, taxis and public transport and not least in the home.
Examples of such surfaces are taps, mixers, handles, switches, flushing knobs and
the like where infection can easily be spread.
Treat mobile telephones, keyboards and moused.
Protect food preparation equipment against salmonella, staphylococci and listeria
in kitchens – on draining boards, all equipment, restaurants and bulk catering, etc,.