FOX 17 Nashville-WZTV, January 27, 2021
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a tool for use in Tennessee to combat airborne COVID-19 transmission.
The EPA approved and emergency exemption for the tool on January 15, which can best be described as a fog machine which disperses an antiviral mist indoors, mixing with the air and breaking down the protein and membrane of the novel coronavirus.
The first-of-its-kind technology was developed by Grignard Pure, a company which is the leading producer of air treatment products in the U.S. commonly used at concerts and theatrical productions to create light and special effects.
According to the EPA, the active ingredient in Grignard Pure is Triethylene glycol (TEG), commonly used in fog machines for concerts and productions. The EPA says based on previous reviews and efficacy testing, the mist is capable of killing 98% of airborne novel coronavirus. The technology would be connected through a building’s HVAC system by a trained professional.