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tor of Operations for the 18-store
group, Driver's Village, near Syracuse,
NY.  Both Dealers have implemented
different solutions to this challenge.
" Dealerships using sanitizing wipes,
plastic steering wheel and door-handle covers and similar entry-level
solutions to protect staff and customers, are not doing enough, " said
Joe Colucci, with PermaSafe Protective Coatings, LLC, a manufacturer
of vehicle disinfection and long-term
antimicrobial protection products.  " I
wrote a LinkedIn post on the efficacy of various antimicrobials just before NADA this year and received
1,500 views. Within a few weeks of
the convention, my views jumped to
400,000, " he said, noting soaring interest in reducing COVID-19 risks to
their employers and customers.
He added that the term " antimicrobial " can be confusing, as it is " an
overly-broad category that includes
everything from the most sophisticated sterilizing agents used in organ
transplant surgery, to mold and mildew treatments for swimming pools.
And that is the root of the confusion.
Unlike sanitizer and disinfectant, the
term antimicrobial does not represent
a level of efficacy. Instead, it is weakly
defined as any product marketed with
any claim related to killing or inhibiting the growth of any microorganism. 
While all antimicrobial products do have to be approved for registration with the EPA, unless they are
capable of achieving the efficacy standards of a Sanitizer (must kill 99.9% of bacteria) or a Disinfectant
(must kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses), or even a
Broad-Spectrum, Hospital Disinfectant (99.999% of
bacteria and viruses), they are not viable options in
today's new microbe-conscious world. "

Colucci further stated that " with so much potential
liability, dealers should bypass sanitizers altogether
and only consider disinfectants for their antimicrobial needs. Most importantly, when evaluating disinfectant products ALWAYS insist on seeing, and carefully
reading the product's EPA Master Label, as it includes
everything you need to know about the product's
capabilities, efficacy, safety profile, use and even
what marketing claims you can make. " He also cautioned dealers to be wary of products stating they kill

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