Kansas City Probiotics Firm Contributes to Flood Damaged Poland
SCD Probiotics and partner Probiotics Polska Helps
Devastated Areas with Mold Remediation and Pathogen Control
(Kansas City, Missouri) August 5, 2010 - SCD Probiotics, a Kansas City-based manufacturer of probiotic products recently donated over 25,000 liters of liquid probiotics to help in the continuing efforts to restore and rebuild flood damaged Polish communities. In May of this year, parts of Poland experienced what the prime minister described as, “without precedent, the worst flooding in the past 160 years.” In addition to the human toll in loss of life, the economic cost of the floods, which were caused by heavy rain, is thought to be around 2.5 billion euros.*
SCD Probiotics, along with their business partner Probiotics Polska, has contributed thousands of liters of products in the form of liquid probiotics (beneficial microorganisms, or “good” bacteria) in an effort to help control the mold and pathogens in the aftermath of the flooding. The microorganisms digest and break down harmful substances into their non-toxic components. The probiotics are sprayed onto affected areas (see photo below of church) for treatments. Once a building or farmland is properly inoculated, it creates an environment that does not attract further mold. All products are natural, safe and environmentally friendly. Treatment also helps reduce the harmful toxins in the air that can lead to esophageal problems often experienced by relief workers. Similar products and technology were used successfully in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast in the US in 2006.
Probiotics Polska is working closing with municipalities in their regional distribution centers in eastern and southern Poland, providing appropriate protocols and application consulting services along with products. “Probioitcs Polska has been able to make a contribution to those areas along the Vistula River that have been so hard hit,” says Sławomir Gacka principal of Probiotics Polska.
“Thanks in large part to the contribution of our partner in the USA, SCD Probiotics, we are able to make a significant contribution to the communities’ devastated economies and livelihoods.”
“We have a responsibility to help others in times of need,” says Matt Wood, CEO of SCD Probiotics. “This contribution continues our corporate philosophy of using our technology and products to make a difference in our communities. SCD has had a hand in helping other global disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the Tsunami off the coast of Thailand, the earthquake in Chile and now the flooding in Poland. We will do what we can to help our partners around the globe help others.”
For more information about how the technology works to remediate mold and control pathogens after natural disasters, contact customerservice@SCDProbiotics.com.
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, SCD Probiotics harnesses nature’s ability to restore personal health and the environment through the development of exclusive probiotic technology. SCD Probiotics Technology utilizes beneficial microorganisms (good bacteria) to repopulate toxic environments with healthy microbes, providing solutions for a number of industry challenges, including agricultural inoculants for improved crop performance and accelerated composting, sludge reduction in wastewater treatment facilities, odor and pathogen control in livestock operations and as liquid probiotics for strengthening human and pet immune systems.
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This church was flooded twice in three weeks; water surface reached 5ft. above floor.
Flood waters, being mostly contaminated, would trigger dramatic mold growth right
after withdrawal. Application of beneficial microbes stops mold outbreak.
If water stays in place for many days, it deprives the soil of oxygen. Roots are then
unable to survive. 10+ thousands of hectares of orchards and plantations need to be
replanted and the soil needs remediation.