RELEASE: "The Environmental Health sector, the fourth Wise Man this Christmas"

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RELEASE: "The Environmental Health sector, the fourth Wise Man this Christmas"

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Madrid, December 22, 2022.

More and more people are doing Christmas shopping online. At this time, distribution and logistics companies live their August in the middle of Christmas, managing the highest volume of orders of the entire year. The National Association of Environmental Health Companies (ANECPLA) recalls that pest management in the logistics sector is a highly invisible but key aspect so that Christmas gifts reach their recipients in perfect condition and without frights

Gifts are undoubtedly one of the Christmas elements with the greatest prominence, especially for the little ones in the house. Gifts that the Spanish tend more and more, and especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, to buy online. For these gifts to reach their recipients in perfect condition and without setbacks, a complete structure behind makes it possible. Gear of which the Environmental Health sector is a very important part, in charge of keeping possible pests that may affect warehouses and logistics companies at bay."The constant flow of movement of products that takes place in warehouses and warehouses significantly increases the possibilities of these spaces to suffer a plague", acknowledges the president of the National Association of Environmental Health Companies (ANECPLA), Sergio Monge, who points out the disastrous consequences that the presence of pests can bring with it to distribution companies: " from customer claims and compensation to significant damage to your brand image and reputation, including possible termination of contracts, legal proceedings for breach of current legislation and a long etcetera". With regard to this last point, The truth is that both the Spanish and European regulations on the guarantee of products, as well as the controls of quality and the audits imposed by producers and manufacturers practically force logistics companies to carry out constant and periodic control and maintenance tasks in terms of proper pest management in their facilities. The most common pests Perhaps the pest by excellence that most affects the logistics sector is made up of rodents. And it is that both rats and mice appear where there is transit of human beings, being important transmitters of diseases such as cholera, the plague, hepatitis or salmonellosis, among many others, in addition to the structural damage and to the content that they can causeAnother of the The most common pest in warehouses is the plague of cockroaches. "One of the most difficult to control," explains Jorge Galván, general director of ANECPLA, "and which also has multiple risks to people's health as they are vectors for transmitting different forms of gastroenteritis, as well as dysentery or salmonellosis by contaminating as it passes through the surfaces it crosses when transporting various microorganisms that cause these diseases on its feet and in its body". Mosquitoes are also regular visitors to warehouses and logistics centers where packages and products are stored and which, as in two previous cases, are vectors of different diseases, of considerable severity for humans. In this sense, the mosquitoes that pose the greatest health risk are those of the Aedes genus, with a significant presence in Spain, whose bites can cause potentially dangerous diseases such as the Zika virus, Dengue or Chikungunya, among others. All of this, from ANECPLA remind logistics companies of the importance of having companies in the Environmental Health sector among their regular suppliers, correctly registered in the Official Register of Biocide Establishments and Services (ROESB), which ensure the correct condition and operation of its facilities, especially on these dates to avoid bad experiences and setbacks. Likewise, from the Association they also claim the relevance of making visible processes such as pest control that, when well carried out, result in final success but whose absence has the capacity to generate a multitude of problems and even very serious consequences. "The Environmental Health sector", acknowledges the president of ANECPLA, Sergio Monge, "acts as one of the first and most important filters for the quality of life of citizens. And precisely because it usually works well, its role it is quite invisible in the eyes of society, when its work is crucial". ANECPLA is the National Association of Environmental Health Companies. Established in 1992, it associates more than 580 companies that represent approximately 85% of the turnover of the sector in Spain, and whose main objectives are focused on the consolidation of a professionalized sector that watches over public health and the environment. and the fight against intrusion.

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