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1. Profile of Prof. Charles P.Gerba

Charles P. Gerba, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized environmental microbiologist and Professor of Environmental Microbiology in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, and Soil, Water and Environmental Science, at the University of Arizona.
His credentials include a B.A. in Microbiology, Arizona State University, 1969, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Miami, Florida, 1973.
He is also a member of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Dr. Gerba has authored more than 400 articles including several text books in environmental microbiology and pollution science.
He actively conducts research on the development of new disinfectants and drinking water treatment processes, new methods for the detection of pathogens, and microbial risk assessment.
He was a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Committee on the development of the "Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers," which forms the basis for testing the performance of water treatment devices used for outdoor recreation.
He is a member of the U.S. EPA's Science Advisory Board Committees on Drinking Water and Research Strategies.
The public knows Dr. Gerba best for his crusading on behalf of household hygiene.
He has made frequent media appearances, including Good Morning America, Today, and Dateline, and has been quoted numerous times in international and national reports, magazines and newspapers.

2. evaluation data

3. safety evaluation

4. papers relating to earthplusTM

Paper by Prof.Kasuga,Honda, Shinshu University (JAPAN) Faculty of Medicine 2011 Nov.
presented into “International Journal of Nanomedicine”
Title :Bactericidal activities of woven cotton and nonwoven polypropylene fabrics coated with
   hydroxyapatite-binding silver/titanium dioxide ceramic nanocomposite“earth-plus”
<notice> the term “photocatalysis” is used in the paper, this differs from “earthplusTM
Summary : it was confirmed that earthplusTM is capable of sanitizing continuously drug-resistant bacteria such as MRSA etc. on the fibre.
public information(to see the original) :
Paper by Prof. Charles P. Gerba, bacteriology, University of Arizona (USA)
presented into “Household and Personal Care Products”
Title : Use of Titanium Dioxide Based Antimicrobial for Control of Bacteria inFabrics
Summary : it was verified that earthplusTM treated towel that is used in our actual life, is capable of reducing saprophyte by 99.9% ( 920 million -> 480,000 ).
Another paper by Prof. Charles P. Gerba, bacteriology, University of Arizona (USA),
to be presented in Jan.2013 ( scheduled ).
Title : Assessment of a Titanium Dioxide/Silver Based Self Sanitizing Surface
Summary : it was confirmed that earthplusT meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements as well as sanitizing
by copper by U.S. EPA, also it was indicated that earthplusTM is effective in countermeasures against infection
journal name : infectious diseases related journal ( to be submitted )

5. seminars, academic meetings, exhibitions relating to earthplusTM

2012.10.25 "sponsored by Public Interest Incorporation Foundation The Nagano Techno Foundation : International Medical Forum 2012
“From Nagano-Pref.(Shinshu) a development of a new medical device business(material) ~countermeasures against infectious diseases in hospitals ~
participation to COMPAMED2012 ( attached to MEDICA2012 ) in Duesseldorf, Germany, a medical device exhibition
at Nagano-Pref. booth
2013.1.22 Mt.Fuji, industry-academic-government collaboration forum 2013
participation to Medical Design & Manufacturing West 2013 at Anaheim, USA at Japan Pavillion