What is ATP testing and How to Test for ATP

Why and How Industries are Incorporating ATP testing into Cleaning Protocols

A surface may look clean, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is clean. Some contamination and debris cannot be seen with the naked eye. So how do we know if a surface is actually clean? An ATP meter can tell us just that.

What is ATP and How it’s Measured on Surfaces

ATP, adenosine triphosphate, is a molecule found in all living cells and is responsible for transferring and storing energy. ATP levels act as an indicator of bacteria, or ‘dirt’ on a surface.

An ATP meter examines particles and measures the amount of ATP on a surface. Here at Green Science Solutions, we only use 3M’s LM1 Luminometer because it’s best-in-class and has less interference issues compared to other ATP meters.

After a surface is cleaned, you can use 3M’s Clean-Trace™ Surface ATP Test Swabs to get a sample of ATP on a surface for an ATP meter to measure.

How to Test for ATP on a Surface:

  • Swab the surface area to be cleaned
  • Snap the swab into the solution and shake it up
  • Put the swab into the LM1 Luminometer ATP meter
  • In just seconds, you’ll have an accurate reading of how much ATP is on the surface

Once the swab is activated, the ATP will then react with an enzyme and produce Relative Light Units (RLU). The higher the RLU number, the more contaminated the sample.


3M's best-in-class LM1 ATP meter

How to Develop Your ATP Testing Protocols

Number of spaces, types of surfaces and frequency of testing can all inform an organization’s testing protocols. Some businesses use ATP meters to spot check cleaning processes, while others track and monitor ATP test results with 3M’s Hygiene Monitoring System.

3M's LM1 Hygiene Monitoring Program - The kit includes the LM1 Luminometer, software, 1 free case of swabs (case of 100) and the 2-year extended warranty.

Given that there are numerous variables to consider when developing a testing protocol, GSS consults with organizations to develop customized testing plans to meet industry-specific certification requirements and other business goals.

To develop effective, manageable testing procedures, GSS’ first strives to understand the organization’s cleanliness and verification goals because they widely vary depending on industry requirements and standards.

Testing procedures will depend on whether the organization is simply assuring consumers a space is clean or the company is looking to meet specific certification requirements for organizations like the WELL Institute, which GSS is a member.

After GSS understands cleaning and testing goals and objectives, the following factors are considered when developing a testing program:

  • How the space is used: frequency of use, number of people using the space
  • Current cleaning processes: cleaning solutions used, frequency surfaces are being cleaned and types of surfaces being cleaned
  • Identify high-touch areas that should be tested consistently

Industries Adopt ATP Testing for COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Companies have had to make a lot of changes in their operations to keep their employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. While ATP testing has been used in the food service industry for years, it’s now being widely adopted by numerous industries as part of their enhanced cleaning protocols.

Industries that have implemented ATP testing include:

  • Long-term care facilities and hospitals
  • Athletic facilities and stadiums
  • Schools and Universities
  • Transportation: Airlines, buses, and car services
  • Restaurants
  • Other community spaces

GSS client Total Transportation incorporated ATP testing to ensure their vehicles were clean and ready to use before each ride.

Charlie Swabbing Still
“The real difference maker for us is the 3M ™ Clean Trace hygiene monitoring system,” said Charlie Murray, COO of Total Transportation. “ATP testing allows us to look at an area before and after it’s been cleaned. We simply swab an area of the cabin…put it in the LM1 and in just seconds, we have a reading as to how clean or dirty an area is. It’s very important to continue the strives that we’ve made in the transportation sector and continue to provide exceptional service.”

ATP testing gives that added layer of assurance to employees and customers that shared spaces are indeed clean. GSS is one of a select few authorized distributors of 3M’s LM1 ATP meter, Clean-Trace Swabs and Hygiene Monitoring System.

New Membership Promotes Advancement in Health and Well-Being within Work Places

New Membership Promotes Advancement in Health and Well-Being within Work Places

Green Science Solutions Joins WELL Institute to Promote Employee Well-Being
GSS Feature image join WELL

St. Paul, MN:Green Science Solutions announced a new membership with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) aimed at leading a global movement to transform health and well-being by creating and certifying spaces that advance human health.

Supporting Mental and Physical Health: Developed over 10 years ago and backed by the latest scientific research, WELL believes a healthy environment is key to helping us do our best work and be our best selves.

Since people spend much of their time indoors, the design and maintenance of facilities play a critical role in mental and physical health. Good quality air, water, lighting all affect our long-term health and well-being.

Green Science Solutions is fortunate to represent cleaning and monitoring products that align with WELL’s comprehensive mission of ensuring safe and healthy indoor environments”
Tom Holm, Founder and CEO of Green Science Solutions.

GSS Products Align with WELL Certification Standards:

  • Air quality and monitoring
  • Sustainable, chemical-free surface cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting solutions
  • Advanced laundry systems that disinfect while using less energy and detergent
  • ustainable floor coatings that improve indoor air quality and are good for the environment
  • Surface testing with ATP meters to verify the cleanliness of surfaces
“Supported by advances in science,” Holm continued, “Our safe and sustainable products reduce harmful chemicals and create healthier environments in which to live, work, learn and socialize.”

About Green Science Solutions: Green Science Solutions’ mission is to integrate science and the latest in sustainable technologies to enable customers to maintain and monitor healthy, safe, and chemical-free indoor environments. Solutions include sustainable cleaning and disinfecting products, air purification, cleanliness testing and indoor air quality monitoring for commercial and retail customers.

About WELL Institute:Spaces around us can make everyone, everywhere happier, healthier and more productive. That’s why WELL Institute is leading a global movement to transform health and well-being with their “people first” approach to buildings, organizations and communities.

Floor Hygiene in Hospitals, Assisted Living

Green Science Solutions Introduces New Device for Stopping the Spread of Pathogens via Floors

Surfaces that are frequently touched are recognized for the role they play in the potential spread of harmful pathogens that can make us sick. Path03Gen Solutions put together a white paper about the spread of germs, particularly concerned with C. difficile and Health Associated Infections (HAIs).

Floors are typically considered non-critical surfaces, as they are generally not touched by hands. Due to this, they get little attention in environmental hygiene programs in hospitals. However, this neglect in hygiene protocol might be the perfect gateway germs need to spread.

A healthcare professional stands on the UVZone shoe sanitizing station to disinfect their shoes.

A healthcare professional stands on the UVZone shoe sanitizing station to disinfect their shoes.

Several studies are being conducted on the impact of portable UV-C units on floor bacteria levels


A doctor is using the UVZone shoe sanitizing station before entering the operating room.

To access the complete whitepaper, complete this brief form to download.

CDC: No Recommendations for Floor Hygiene

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) views floors as non-critical in contributing to patient infections (Rutala, 2008). Consistent with other CDC guidelines (Rutala 2008), daily disinfection of floors is not recommended. The CDC “Management of the Multi-drug Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings, 2006” (Siegel, 2006,) contains no recommendations for floor hygiene. The CDC says the focus should be on hand-contact surfaces.

What can be done to improve floor sanitization?

The UVZone shoe sanitizing station is the first and only Ozone + UVC disinfection technology. The device eliminates up to 99.999% of the most harmful pathogenic microorganisms including:

  • Coronavirus
  • C diff
  • MRSA
  • E. Coli
  • Candida auris

UVZone SSS Effectiveness

The UVZone Shoe Sanitizing Station is, on average, 110 times more effective than UVC light alone, and as much as 346 times more effective for certain pathogenic microorganisms studied. It’s easy to use any footwear and plugs into a 120v standard outlet.

Many long-term care and assisted living facilities have incorporated the Shoe Sanitizing Station with strong results. The President of Solera Senior Living, Jamie Ranzan says the UV Shoe Sanitizing Station is enhancing safety and quality of life there.

“By addressing potential floor contamination with the UVZone, our residents, staff, and visitors can be confident they are protected from disease-causing microbes. It’s a visible sign of safety and it’s so easy to use.”
- Ranzan

The UVZone Shoe Sanitizing Station is quick and efficient offering long-term care facilities, hospitals, and senior assisted living communities the extra protection they need to keep their patients safe.

A man using the UVZone before entering a new room to keep his patients and clientele safe.

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SAO Approved Food Sanitizer

SAO Approved as Food Sanitizer Confirmed by FDA and Minnesota Department of Health

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have confirmed that Tersano’s Stabilized Aqueous Ozone (SAO) sustainable solution is an approved surface sanitizer for food contact, non-porous surfaces.

“This is important news for restaurants, schools, daycares, grocery stores, and others as it clarifies that SAO is a versatile, safe and sustainable cleaner and sanitizer that can be used on food contact surfaces,” said Tom Holm, Founder and CEO of Green Science Solutions. “In the big picture, this is another important step in removing harmful chemicals from our bodies and our environment.”

SAO has been tested and certified by several prominent third-party laboratories, and sustainability organizations as a safe and sustainable alternative to traditional chemical cleaners and disinfectants. It has been approved by the FDA as an antimicrobial agent and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for their National Organic Program. 

 “We congratulate the State of Minnesota and its Department of Health for creating cleaner, safer, healthier places to live, work and play through the approval of Stabilized Aqueous Ozone (SAO) as a sanitizer,” said Steve Hengsperger, President of Tersano, Inc.  “Using sustainable SAO to eliminate germs is one more step in changing the way we clean—for the better.” SAO satisfies the State of Minnesota’s sanitizing requirements for food contact surfaces, when used in accordance with Tersano’s instructions.


Jake with Green Science Solutions uses the SenSafe Ozone Check Instructions to test the concentration.

Sanitizing Instructions for Food Contact, Non-porous Surfaces

Cleaning and sanitizing with Stabilized Aqueous Ozone is quick and easy. SAO only needs to sit on the surface for 30 seconds before wiping or allowing to air dry before food is in contact with the surface. No rinse is required for sanitizing.

For full sanitizing instructions, fill out the brief form to view.
A man is cleaning a table using the SOA solution to sterilize its surface.
A man is spraying down the kitchen with SOA solution to sterilize the cabinets and countertops.

Shoe Sanitizing Stations

Tackling Corona Virus in Your County

Shoe Sanitizing Stations

Police and first responders already put their lives on the line, so they especially shouldn’t have to worry about the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses.

How We're Stopping the Spread:

We’re implementing the UVZone Shoe Sanitizing Station (SSS) in fire and police departments nationwide. The SSS kills viruses and bacteria up to 99.999%. Results are 110 times more powerful than anything on the market! 

  • The Shoe Sanitizing Station uses Ozone and UVC light to disinfect the soles of shoes in only 8 seconds!
  • This efficient, patented technology works right out of the box; does not require additional staff and provides continuous 24/7 protection against common pathogens, including the coronavirus
Healthcare professional standing on Shoe Sanitizing Station

AdventHealth Director of Pharmacy Services Jeffrey Miley says the shoe sanitizing stations are used by each employee before entering hospital rooms. “To help improve our compliance with USP 797 and minimize the risk of pathogens contaminating our Clean room, we added to our department’s action plan the PathO3Gen Solutions Shoe Sanitizing Station,” Miley says. Miley went on to say the last Air and Surface samples were negative for any growth in both rooms.

Anticipated microbial spread of pathogens in facility before and after UVZone Shoe Sanitizing Station

The Shoe Sanitizing Station is a powerful complement to our other sustainable disinfecting products, SAO Dispenser and UVC lights.

Fill out this brief form for a case study from AdventHealth Connector.

Funding Support

  • COVID Relief Funding, $130 billion for local governments, including counties, cities and smaller local governments-See HRSA for requirements
  • FEMA Grants, Firefighter & Law Enforcement Grants
Close up view of Path03Gen Solution’s Shoe Sanitizing Station

Verified Effective

Shoe Sanitizing Station technology has been certified by the NSF International Laboratories, EPA, UL, CE, ISO 9001 Manufacturer


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Green Science Solutions and Green Sports Alliance Partner to Offer Sustainable Cleaning Processes

Athletic Organizations Implement Safe, Effective Cleaning, Testing protocols

St. Paul, MN: Green Science Solutions (GSS) and Green Sports Alliance (GSA) are teaming up to provide sustainable cleaning and testing solutions in sports arenas and other community spaces, so athletes, coaches and fans alike can safely enjoy sporting events.

“We are grateful to have partners like GSS as part of the Green Sports Alliance to help advance environmentally conscious cleaning solutions that are both effective and safe in order to protect the health of our planet in addition to our venue staff, athletes, and fans,” said Roger McClendon, Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance.

Sustainable ‘Green’ Technologies

Green Science Solutions offers sustainable cleaning solutions that sanitize and disinfect surfaces as well as laundry systems and shoe sanitizing stations, all without harmful chemicals, but equally effective.

Along with surface cleaning, GSS provides air purification and monitoring systems that provide real-time data about air quality to ensure indoor spaces have proper ventilation and air flow.

“GSS is excited to partner again with Green Sports Alliance and their members to help provide more sustainable and verifiable technologies, to get fans back in the stands,” said Michelle Hilger, Vice President of Sales Green Science Solutions. 

ATP Testing Verifies Cleanliness

To ensure surfaces are clean, especially high-tough areas, GSS offers 3M’s ATP testing to measure with the cleanliness of surfaces to help inform proficient cleaning protocols throughout indoor spaces. 

Partnership Benefits

  • Provide effective, yet sustainable cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting solutions to athletic organizations nationwide 
  • Improve cleaning processes and testing protocols so communities can safely play 
  • Reduce harsh chemical products and waste from traditional cleaning processes

About Green Science Solutions: 

Green Science Solutions’ mission is to integrate science and the latest in sustainable technologies to enable customers to maintain and monitor healthy, safe, and chemical-free indoor environments. Solutions include sustainable cleaning and disinfecting products, air purification, cleanliness testing and indoor air quality monitoring for commercial and retail customers. 

About Green Sports Alliance: 

The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where people live and play. The GSA inspires professional sports leagues, sports governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency, safer chemicals and other environmentally preferable practices. GSA members now number over 300. Visit greensportsalliance.org for more information.

Earth Day

GSS Works to Make Every Day Earth Day

Partnering to Provide a Better Process

Through our strategic partnerships, Green Science Solutions is constantly working to create options to allow everyone to craft a better, safer, attainable, verifiably effective cleaning process.

Tough on Pathogens, Not on the Planet

Whether it’s a natural cleaning solution, air sanitization or UV light technology, GSS gives you options to customize your cleaning process that can not only be tracked in a way that simply isn’t available with chemicals, each is earth-friendly by design.

At GSS Every Day is Earth Day

Green Science Solutions is proud of our partners, and our lineup of sustainable cleaning products. Contact us today to discover how we can work together to restore our earth, because (at GSS) every day is Earth Day.

OMNI Solutions

Unique Partnership Delivers Innovative Cleaning and Disinfecting Solutions

Organizations increasingly seek safe yet effective solutions

St. Paul, MN: Green Science Solutions (GSS) announced a new partnership with OMNI Solutions aimed at making innovative technologies for cleaning and disinfecting water, surfaces and air more readily available to both business and consumers who are increasingly seeking effective, environmentally-friendly solutions.

Sustainable ‘Green’ Technologies

Through this strategic partnership with OMNI Solutions, GSS is expanding its product offerings of safe sustainable alternatives to toxic chemical cleaners and disinfectants that provide safe and clean indoor spaces for our communities. Targeted markets include healthcare, hospitality, education, fitness centers, first responders, and many more.

“OMNI Solutions has great technology, innovative products, industry experience and knowledgeable salespeople,” said Tom Holm, President of Green Science Solutions. “OMNI Solutions and Green Science Solutions form a great team that offers a wide range of green, sustainable and cost savings technologies.”

OMNI Solutions incorporates the latest technologies of UV lights, hydroxyl radical oxidizers, and anti-microbial coatings to change the way we do laundry, the way we sanitize and disinfect the air we breathe, and the way we clean and disinfect surfaces we touch.

“The partnership between Green Science Solutions and what we can do and what we can offer is a two-way street,” said Tim Clancy, Business Development Manager USA at OMNI Solutions. “The uniqueness of the product, and the ability for the product to significantly impact the bottom line, I love that. We can make that happen, and the ‘green’ aspect is phenomenal and that is what brought us together.”

Benefits of New Partnership

  • Offer a more comprehensive approach to cleaning and disinfecting
  • Greater ability to positively impact the customer’s bottom line
  • Drive awareness for available sustainable cleaning and disinfecting options

About Green Science Solutions: Green Science Solutions’ mission is to integrate science and the latest in sustainable technologies to enable customers to maintain and monitor healthy, safe, and chemical-free indoor environments. Solutions include sustainable cleaning and disinfecting products, air purification, cleanliness testing and indoor air quality monitoring for commercial and retail customers.

About OMNI Solutions: OMNI Solutions is recognized as the global leader in UV technology. An original manufacturer of proprietary earth-friendly, UV-based technologies for water, surface and air treatment, Omni Solutions is revolutionizing the air disinfection, commercial laundry, and water processing industries with an array of innovative, energy-efficient products designed to help maintain the highest standard of clean, increase customers’ profit margins through utility, water, and chemical savings, and improve the performance and quality of the cleaning process.

Schools Choose Safe Sustainable Cleaning Solutions

Schools Choose Safe Sustainable Cleaning Solutions | Green Science Solutions  

Schools safely clean with SAO vs. chemical cleaners

With more cleaning and disinfecting protocols than ever before, schools are becoming increasingly concerned about the ramifications of frequently cleaning with chemicals, especially around kids and teachers who don’t have Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE.

However, schools don’t have to choose between clean spaces and using safe cleaning products to sanitize and disinfect their schools. 

Cleaning and Disinfecting Safely

Goodridge Public School Grounds and Maintenance Supervisor Russ Bode worked with Green Science Solutions, a Minnesota-based distributor of sustainable cleaning products, to incorporate an all-natural cleaning solution and verification process to ensure the school’s shared spaces are clean and safe to use. 

Students enjoy social interaction with in-person learning

Students enjoy social interaction with in-person learning

Stabilized Aqueous Ozone, or SAO, is a 100% natural cleaning solution generated from a patented, EPA regulated SAO Dispenser that uses electricity to turn cold tap water into an effective, yet safe and sustainable cleaner, sanitizer and disinfectant for 24 hours. Then, it simply reverts back to water.

Not only is it safe for kids and teachers to use without PPE, it has a 99.99% effective kill rate against most bacteria and viruses, including Coronaviruses, e.g. COVID-19, SARS, Flu virus.

“We have kids that can grab a squirt bottle and clean their own desks,” said Wayne Thomas, Head Custodian for Grygla Public School. “And you can feel safe they’re doing that. You don’t have to worry about them doing anything crazy, like getting it in their eyes or whatever. It isn’t going to hurt you.”

Time and Labor Savings

Goodridge and other schools choose safe sustainable cleaning solutions

Custodians can cover more ground with SAO because it only requires a 1-minute dwell time to reach a 99.999% kill rate vs. the 5-15-minute dwell time many chemical cleaners require to reach their full effect. 

“In order to disinfect properly with some of the other chemicals, you have to let it set the prescribed time, and you don’t have time when you have a limited staff,” said Seth Putz, Building and Grounds Supervisor for Lake of the Woods School. “With the SAO water, you can go into a room with sixteen desks, spray every one down, and by the time you get back to the first one, you’re able to wipe it clean. It’s just that quick, and it has really saved a lot of time.”

Cost Efficient

In addition to time savings, the SAO Dispenser uses less energy by using cold water and saves schools the cost of expensive chemical cleaners.

“I haven’t put in a chemical order since we installed the SAO system,” said Putz. “That’s huge right there. In just a couple of months, there’s been savings of thousands of dollars already.

“And not just financial savings,” added Putz, “A couple of our custodians are really sensitive to chemicals and always had issues. They don’t have issues anymore, and now they refuse to touch the other chemicals.”

Verify its Effectiveness

Whether schools are cleaning with SAO or chemical cleaners, they can verify their cleaning process is effective with an ATP meter that measures the amount of ATP, or “dirt,” on surfaces.

ATP Meter Clean-Trace™ Luminometer measures the amount of ATP, or “dirt,” on surfaces

The Clean-Trace™ Luminometer, manufactured by 3M™, is a best-in-class ATP meter that custodians use to swipe a surface and then get a fast accurate reading of the level of ATP on a surface.

“You are a lot more accountable as far as the cleaning,” said Russ Bode, Grounds and Maintenance Supervisor for Goodridge Public School. “I keep a log of what I test like desks. You can always go back to that and say, ‘OK, this desk was this (ATP reading) at one point, and now we are at this point. So, it’s great that people can see it.”

ATP testing can help schools improve their cleaning process by identifying areas with high ATP levels, particularly in shared spaces and high touch areas such as doorknobs, tables and desks. 

Check All the Boxes

ü Safe: ZERO chemicals or toxins – No mixing of chemicals or PPE needed

ü  Effective: 99.99% effective kill-rate against bacteria and viruses, including Coronaviruses (including Covid-19, SARS, Flu virus) M.R.S.A., Strep, Staph, Salmonella, Listeria and E. Coli

ü  Efficient: Less dwell time needed – SAO only requires 1-minute dwell time to achieve 99.99% reduction vs. 10 minutes required for Lysol disinfecting wipes and spray to achieve a 99.9% reduction

ü  Simple: Eliminates cleaning with multiple chemicals and exposure to toxic chemicals

ü  Safe: Fall reduction – no residue, means less slips and falls 

“Our janitors here, they just love it,” said Bode. “It’s safe for the kids. Definitely, we’re going to keep using it, and now we don’t have nineteen hundred chemicals laying around. We just have one safe cleaning solution, and that’s all we’ll need.”


Learn more about Green Science Solutions Sustainable cleaning and verification solutions

Entrepreneur Chooses Sustainable cleaning

Entrepreneur Chooses Sustainable Cleaning Process Over Toxic Chemicals

Even before Michigan’s Governor shut down the health clubs last May Natalie Erskine, owner of F45 Training facilities in Macomb and West Bloomfield, knew she already had a serious problem.

Issues Cleaning with Chemicals

“I started to wheeze a lot when I was coming into the studio,” says Erskine. F45 Gym Owner Natalie Erskine praises SAO“And we have a couple of people who have some level of asthma, whether it be exercise-induced or full-blown asthma and we were all talking about that heavy, wheezy feeling we would get with all of the chemicals that we were using.”

It was then the pandemic exploded, and just when the new business owner didn't think things could get any worse, Michigan's state government shut studios down, leaving Erskine to deal with a situation that did not appear to have a desirable outcome.

Says Natalie, “I mean, either we have a dirty studio, but an infected studio, or we have this chemical problem. When you’re working out, you’re often on the floor, and you're face-to-face with the floor cleaner. I just thought that was the lesser of two evils.”

Natural Cleaning Solution

It was about that time that Erskine was made aware of Tersano Inc’s SAO (Stabilized Aqueous Ozone) dispenser and the natural, sustainable, cleaning solution it produces onsite and on-demand, through a webinar produced by authorized SAO distributor Green Science Solutions.

“At this point we were completely shut down”, says Erskine “So, now I’m faced with not only the heavy chemicals but the cost of making my studio compliant when we could re-open. I needed to make sure I had a cost-effective way to do that, and when I found SAO my reaction was, this is too good to be true.”

Erskine purchased not one but two SAO Kit-4’s, one for each studio, and had them installed. She then gave her staff training on how to clean and sanitize with SAOF45 Coach Joe sprays equipment with SAOhoping they would like it as much as she did. But Natalie admits, she was not prepared for their reaction to it.

“Our trainers are obsessed with it! They’re the ones who are in here all the time, and they’re the ones who have to clean between classes,” says Erskine. So, when I introduced this system to them there was no initial reaction really, because I don’t think they believed it!”

F45's Results using SAO

Results soon took away any of that disbelief, just like daily cleaning with SAO not only kept the Covid virus at bay, but it also eliminated that breathing problem that had been afflicting Natalie and her guests.

“It took us two months of cleaning the floor with nothing but the SAO before the soap stopped coming up out of the floor,” Says Erskine. “So, that is the chemical that people are putting their face on, putting their hands on, every single day when they were working out.F45 Fitness Center Owner Natalie Erskin fills a sprayer with SAO. And, it did not get to this point, but I can imagine that over a couple years of doing that the floors would be ruined.”

Like any business owner, Erskine was concerned about the effect cleaning with toxic chemicals was having on the equipment in her brand new facility, but her greater concern was for the health of her guests, and the employees who trust her to provide safe working conditions and a cleaning process that is sustainable, long-term.

Says Natalie, “Going into business for myself and having employees is scary! It is scary to be somewhat responsible for the well-being of other people, especially during a global pandemic! And I promised them when this started that I would do everything I could to keep us as safe as possible. Obviously, I cannot make any guarantees but what I love about SAO is, it is not harming them further, it is not that lesser of two evils. Are we just like, using tons of chemicals to get rid of the virus? Or, are we exposing ourselves to the virus, so we do not expose ourselves to tons of chemicals. We don’t have to make that choice anymore.”

More Sustainable Solutions 

Natalie is so happy with SAO that she now also cleans her home with Tersano’s iClean Mini that she also purchased through Green Science Solutions. Erskine says it's not only allowed her to remove toxic chemicals from her home, but she also uses the SAO as a sanitizer, spraying it on the fruits and vegetables she feeds her family.Tersano iClean Mini

“I love it. I’ve reached out to the kids' schools, I really would love to get their schools involved in this,” say Natalie. “I don’t remember the last time I believed in a product enough to just shout it from the rooftops, this works, you have to try this!”