Biofilm is a community of microbes
that attach to surfaces. After inital
colonization, the biofilm creates a
"barrier" to protect the bacteria's
environment thus allowing microbes
to thrive and mutliply.
Various factors can increase the risk
of colonization and bacterial growth:
warm water, water stagnation (dead
legs) and nutrients (scale, sediment).
The Agion® compound within Careguard®
delays the initial colonization with a tri-modal efficacy unique to silver:
+ attacks bacterial cell wall,
+ interrupts cell metabolism,
+ prevents bacteria reproduction.
The controlled release of silver ions
by the zeolite carrier has been
engineered to provide continous
antimicrobial protection. Products
protected by Agion® have
been tested in a laboratory to
reduce the growth of oder causing bacteria, mold and mildew
on a treated product by as much as
99.999% (log 5 treduction).
Agion® is a trademark of Sciessent, LLC,
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The silver ions contained in the microporous zeolite crystals are slowly released when the surface of the material is wet.
NEOPERL’s Careguard® laminar faucet attachments incorporate Agion®’s antimicrobial technology, which is FDA listed and meets all applicable EPA standards. Careguard® delivers built-in product protection to help reduce the growth of odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew within the faucet attachment. Careguard® is not designed to protect the consumer against bacteria, viruses, germs, or other disease organisms. This product does not provide sanitization, disinfection, or elimination of bacteria in the water delivered by the spout. Careguard® is not intended to be an alternative to water treatment systems or established procedures for infection control.