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U.S. Police & Fire Championships Announces Presenting Sponsor: Bio-One, Inc.

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The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is proud to announce that the 2021 United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are now Presented by Bio-One, Inc. 

 

Operating under the motto, "Help First, Business Second," Bio-One provides high-level decontamination and biohazard cleanup services while offering clients the privacy and compassion needed at difficult times. Bio-One operates in 41 states with over 110 locations and is committed to providing first-class service. 

 

"We are thrilled to add Bio-One as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 USPFC because   First Responders warrant our support," said California Police Athletic Federation President LC Collins. "Bio-One’s reputation is second to none, and with their partnership, we can offer first responders a health and wellness outlet.  We look forward to working with them for years to come."

 

Founded by San Diego Police Lieutenant Veon "Duke" Nyhus, The United States Police & Fire Championships were first held in San Diego in 1967. Duke recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among the Public Safety and First Responder community members. 

 

The USPFC caters to active and retired public safety and first responders who participate in Olympic-style competitions and open to individuals representing firefighters, law enforcement, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration, and customs across the country. Traditionally athletes compete in 45+ sporting events from biathlon to motocross across 35+ venues in Southern California.

 

"At Bio-One our support for Law Enforcement and Fire Service Officers is unwavering, and we're thrilled to partner with the California Police Athletic Federation during this memorable event," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, founder of Bio-One. "We wish each athlete success and look forward to celebrating these everyday heroes."

 

The 2021 USPFC Presented by Bio-One will take place from June 10th to the 19th in venues across San Diego, California, and strengthen the relationship between First Responders and the community for many years to come!

 

About the United States Police and Fire Championships

The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is the parent organization of two multi-sport programs designed for peace officers and firefighters. The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) are open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. The United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are open to active or retired public safety and first responder personnel from an eligible agency within the USA. For more information, please visit www.uspfc.org. 

 

If your home was built on a crawlspace, one of your major concerns is the development of mold. Crawlspaces rarely receive a lot of attention. They are dark, moist environments that we seldom enter with any regularity, However, with the addition of a little excess moisture, they can become a breeding ground for mold. At Bio-One Durham, we have a team of certified Mold Technicians to remediate and remove mold. 

Usually the mold isn’t discovered until some type of repair is needed; a leaky drain line, an issue with heating ducts, or a home inspection when selling a home. Because certain molds can cause serious health complications, if mold is discovered in your crawlspace you need to start remediation efforts as soon as possible.

 

There are three classifications of molds depending on how they affect people. The first is allergenic molds. These are molds that aggravate people with allergies and are considered the least dangerous types, unless of course you are one of the people who are susceptible to them. The second type is pathogenic molds. These molds are toxic and will affect people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and young children. The last classification is toxigenic molds. These molds produce mycotoxins that will cause severe health problems. Exposure can be by touch, inhalation, or ingestion. An example of this class of mold would be the infamous Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as black mold.

 

Why Crawlspace Mold May Be Present

Crawlspaces can be ideal places for mold to flourish. Many times conditions in crawlspaces contain the right ingredients; a lack of UV light, warm temperatures, organic food sources like paper on insulation or wood, and most importantly, moisture in the form of water leaks, rainwater, or high humidity. All of these “ingredients”, plus the fact that crawlspaces are seldom entered, can lead to the existence of crawlspace mold.

Sometimes unwanted visitors or residents under your home can be the cause of crawlspace mold. Mice, rats, or other animals may decide that your crawlspace would make an excellent home. They tunnel or chew their way in, and in doing so, create an entry point for moisture to also enter the crawlspace. Sometimes the problem is high humidity. HVAC leaks, moisture condensation on ducts and water lines, or puddles of water from leaking drain lines or misdirected downspouts can add unwanted humidity to your crawlspace. Remember, moisture plus warm temperatures plus an organic food supply will equal a crawlspace mold problem.

 

One of the best ways to detect a mold problem is with the human nose. Almost all molds emit a musty, earthy smell. You may not be able to see it, but you may be able to smell it. If you do detect a musty smell, don’t ignore it. It won’t go away or get better as time passes, in fact the problem will just get worse.

 

Mold Is a Fungal Organism, Not Dirt or Dust

 

  • You can’t eliminate mold with ordinary cleaning chemicals or detergents.
  • You should not attempt to just sweep it or brush it away.
  • Chlorine bleach, which is 98% water, should not be used to attempt to remove mold from porous surfaces like joists or plywood. The water in the bleach will further supply the mold’s needs for water.
  • In biblical times people were not instructed to clean mold, they were told to remove it. Times haven’t changed; mold needs to be physically removed.
  • What kind of mold is it? It doesn’t matter, you don’t want to keep it, get it removed.

 

Crawlspace mold removal is not a task to be taken lightly. Unless there is very little mold in a very small area, crawlspace mold removal should be left to professional mold remediators. 

 

Bio-One technicians are properly trained to remediate and remove mold from your crawl space and other areas of your home, business or even car. We serve the Triangle and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free estimate.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPASSION AND OTHER SOFT SKILLS IN CRIME SCENE CLEAN UP

 

 

Do you often feel that your soft skills are overlooked? There are a select number of professions where soft skills such as compassion, respect and integrity are critical to the performance of the job. The crime scene clean up business is one perfect example.

 

Academics and executives agree that communication, compassion and creative problem solving are crucial to employees’ success.

 

Managers in typical office environments are beginning to recognize the importance of soft skills. However, not all jobs are created equal, and managers who work in industries that deal with grief and trauma situations must put a greater emphasis on a potential hire’s soft skills.

 

Emotional intelligence is highlighted as a necessary skill in industries like victim advocacy, funeral services and biohazard cleanup. This skill ties into a person’s social skills, including social awareness, compassion and appropriate interactions.

 

At Bio-One Durham, we seek out team members who have a strong desire to help others. It is important for our team to be able to work with empathy and have a sense of what others may be going through. We look to make a connection with our customer make a tough situation better. 

 

Because a career in crime scene clean up means being on-call, employees must be willing to sometimes sacrifice time with their family and even a normal sleep schedule. They understand that working around the clock to help a family recover from a traumatic situation is part of the job and they are able to put their needs second.

 

For Karen & Rick Jacobs, the business is very personal. "We conduct this work because we want to help people who have been left to deal with a difficult, painful task," explains Rick. "That’s why our company motto is 'Help first, business second'. We don’t ask for payment until after the job is complete because we want to remove the safety threat from your home as quickly as you do. Every person on our team will arrive on-site with an understanding of the trauma you are going through and a respect for your privacy and personal needs." 

 

Contact Bio-One Raleigh. We are available 24/7/365.

 

Karen & Rick Jacobs are the owners of Bio-One Durham and Durham Hoarding. We offer trauma, mold and hoarding cleanup services including biohazard, blood cleanup, suicide/homicide, feces & bodily fluid, animal waste, undiscovered death, and mold testing & remediation.

 

We proudly serve North Carolina’s Triangle and surrounding areas including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Pittsboro, Holly Springs, Clayton, Carrboro, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hillsborough, Mebane, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Zebulon, Rolesville, Louisburg, Knightdale, Hillsborough, and Wendell; as well as the following counties; Wake County, Durham County, Cumberland County, Guilford County, Orange County, Chatham County, Harnett County, Johnston County, Nash County, Franklin County and Pill County. We also provide services to Greensboro, Sanford, Pinehurst, Wilmington and the Outer Banks. .

 

Bio-One Inc. is the world's first crime scene cleaning franchise. Nationally respected and locally owned, Bio-One has earned its reputation through being trusted to handle the Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida in 2016, and consulted on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. In 2020, Bio-One was once again included in the best and most comprehensive franchise ranking list – Entrepreneur Magazine.

 

 

 

Bio-One ranked number one in Entrepreneur magazine’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500 for success in crime-scene and trauma-scene cleaning. This marks the fifth year in a row that Bio-One has been included in the ranking.

Bio-One ranked number one in Entrepreneur magazine’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500 for success in crime-scene and trauma-scene cleaning. This marks the fifth year in a row that Bio-One has been included in the ranking.

 

Bio-One Raleigh - Durham is locally owned and operated by Karen & Rick Jacobs. They have served over community members, businesses and government agencies throughout the Triangle and surrounding areas.

 

Bio-One provides service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, Covid-19 disinfection, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings and more.

 

"The opportunity to be the on what maybe the worst day of someone's life is incredibly rewarding," Karen Jacobs explained. "Both Rick and I believe in community and we are proud to be part of a company that lives the, 'Help First, Business Second' motto."

 

The number of Bio-One franchises have increased 145 percent in the last three years with over 100 locations in 41 states.

 

“We’re honored to be recognized by Entrepreneur,” said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, CEO of Bio-One Inc. “The ranking is a direct reflection of our Bio-One family, strength of our business model, and our ability to consistently deliver care and compassion to our clients.” 

 

Over its 42 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Bio-One’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity. 

 

About Bio-One Inc. 

Bio-One Inc. is the first crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise, operating in 41 states with over 100 locations. Bio-One is committed to providing excellent service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings and much more. Each office is independently owned and operated by a member of the local community. For more information about Bio-One, visit us at biooneraleigh.com or bioonedurham.com

 

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A homicide is easily one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can have. If you’ve lost someone close to you by homicide, you might find yourself with the difficult prospect of having to clean up the scene of the murder. You can avoid any associated health risks and trauma by hiring professionals for homicide cleanup.

 

Why You Should Hire Cleaning Up Services after a Homicide:

1.    Mental Stress 

This work can cause unmatchable emotional stress. Usually, the victim's loved ones are the people who are expected to clean up after the investigation. It can be very painful and traumatic to clean a loved one's blood. Blood stains and smell recall the event to the family members, making the cleaning process more stressful. In addition, other arrangements may need to be made by the relatives, such as funeral and last ceremonies. The extra stress can be prevented by getting a skilled crime scene cleaner do the work and you can concentrate on what's more crucial.

2.    It is Dangerous

Bodily fluids pose an immediate threat as they have significant risks to your health including tissue harm, viral infection or allergies. Bio-hazardous materials can harm, infect or trigger severe discomfort to your body's tissue. Blood-borne diseases can lead to certain illnesses, including deadly ones. In addition, there is a possibility that in the process of cleaning the blood and tissue, you may spread the contaminants unintentionally instead of eliminating them. You should, therefore, call a skilled crime scene cleaner to do the work.

3.    You Need a Specialist

Without proper cleaning chemicals, instruments and methods, residual stains can be left behind. Without the proper tools, the area may appear clean to the eye but  bio-hazard traces will remain. You should employ a bio-hazard cleaning company to guarantee a bio-hazard-free house. Crime and trauma cleanup companies have specialized facilities and knowledge in cleaning blood, tissue, and other biological substances with extreme precision. Their process is also non-invasive to the environment, so you have peace of mind that your home will be safer.

4.  Rule of Law

Crime scenes are subject to legal consequences. In such instances, involving the police and getting authorization to clean up from there is wise. Crime scene cleaners are certified for the task and have extensive knowledge and experience of the protocols. Failure to comply with proper procedure laws may increase legal issues that should be avoided at all costs. Therefore, the best thing to do is to call a skilled crime scene cleaner.

 

Bio-One Raleigh serves Raleigh-Durahm, the Triangle and surrounding areas. Bio-One Raleigh will help you when it comes to homicide cleanup, as well as other trauma and bio-hazard scenes such as suicide cleanup, blood spill cleanup, decomposition cleanup

 

Contact Bio-One Raleigh anytime - we are local and available 24/7/365.

 

 

 

"Where do you want to die?" According to a Washington Post article, when asked, the vast majority of Americans answer with two words: "At home." Unfortunately, most often that is not the case. For example, 70 percent of individuals surveyed said they wished to die at home, yet 68 percent do not.

WHEN SOMEONE DIES SUDDENLY

 

If someone dies at home unexpectedly and they are alone, it is called an unattended death or undiscovered death. Body decomposition begins as soon as the person dies so it is vital to be aware of the possible heath hazards that come with finding a dead body in a residence. 

 

Bodies that aren't discovered right away can quickly decompose, especially in the warmer and humid months, causing body fluid splillage that can carry bloodborne pathogens and other harmful diseases, such as MRSA, HIV, Hepatitis B and C,. Even is the person is not knowingly infected, they could still be a disease carrier and unaware of it, so treating the scene as a biohazard is of utmost importance. 

 

  • Call the police. First responders will photograph the scene and properly take the body away. This is the first step.
  • Leave the residence. Do not attempt to clean the scene by yourself. No matter the cause, natural, suicide or homicidal foul play, chances are there are grisly reminders of the traumatic event that must be disposed of and cleaned.
  • Call Bio-One. Fire departments or police do not clean trauma scenes. Once they leave, that is where Bio-One steps in to assist. Bio-One provides compassionate, discreet, professional, on-call biohazard and trauma cleanup. We use proper personal protective gear, approved OSHA-approved methods and hospital-grade cleaners to eliminate any harmful pathogens and diseases.

 

As owner, Jason will work with you to determine whether insurance is available and will speak with your insurance company to open a claim. This allows you to focus on notifying family and friends.

 

In the days and months ahead, other small and large matters will need to be taken care of including:

  • Making funeral arrangements
  • Obtaining a death certificate and making copies
  • Contacting Social Security and any other agencies to have benefits stopped
  • Closing bank accounts and credit cards
  • Finding life insurance policies
  • Stopping utilities and stopping or forwarding mail
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All these tasks may see overwhelming but you don't have to go through this alone. Bio-One has been providing biohazard and trauma cleanup services since 2011. Our motto of Help First, Business Second, means our focus is on the road to recovery for grieving families and communities. 

 

We are local, When you call, day or night, you will speak directly with an owner - no call center or answering machine. We offer immediate, on-call services and will be onsite within hours of your call. 919.800.9435

 

When violence or an unattended casualty occurs, recovery is the first and only thing family and friends should be concentrating on. The grieving process will take a lot out of a person and will affect a person’s judgment when attempting to handle other matters.

Unfortunately, when there’s a death in a home there are other matters that need to be addressed, such as the crime scene cleanup, the insurance coverage, what payments needs to be made and, in many cases, how those payments are going to be made.

Bio-One has worked with a number of families to get them the support they need, not only financially but emotionally as well.

Recently Bio-One was called to an unattended death cleanup in the Raleigh/Durham area. Not unlike every situation that involves a death, it was an emotional time for the family.

The Bio-One team moved quickly and was able to remediate and sanitize the area, but as the grieving process began for the family there were still issues that needed to be dealt with including insurance and payments. The family contacted their home insurance but unfortunately it wasn’t going to cover the entire cost of the unattended death cleanup. However, Bio-One helped the family contact area victim advocacy groups to offset the financial impact.

There are a number of victim advocacy groups in North Carolina that offer victim services, not only financial support but emotional support, such as counseling, support groups and case workers. Families need someone helping, supporting and offering guidance during this time.

Bio-One maintains close relationships with these groups and has contacted the advocacy groups on behalf of the victim’s family.

In the above case, Bio-One was able to contact a victim’s advocacy group who helped the family by paying a portion of what was owed for the cleanup.

 

For those areas that don’t have an area advocacy group available, there are national advocacy groups including the National Organization for Victim Assistance and the National Center for Victims of Crime.

If you need help, contact Bio-One today. We will assist you every step of the way. To discuss resources or our services, call today, 919.800.9435.

 

Jason Widen is the owner of Bio-One Raleigh and Raleigh Hoarding. We offer trauma, mold and hoarding cleanup services including biohazard, blood cleanup, suicide/homicide, feces & bodily fluid, animal waste, undiscovered death, and mold testing & remediation.

 

We proudly serve North Carolina’s Triangle and surrounding areas including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Pittsboro, Holly Springs, Clayton, Carrboro, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hillsborough, Mebane, Morrisville, Wake Forest, and Wendell; as well as the following counties; Wake County, Durham County, Cumberland County, Guilford County, Orange County, Chatham County, Harnett County, Johnston County, Nash County, Franklin County and Pill County. We also provide services to Greensboro and other areas throughout North Carolina.

 

Bio-One Inc. is the world's first crime scene cleaning franchise. Nationally respected and locally owned, Bio-One has earned its reputation through being trusted to handle the Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida in 2016, and consulted on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. In 2019, Bio-One was once again included in the best and most comprehensive franchise ranking list – Entrepreneur Magazine

 

Don’t let it ruin your Real Estate Sale. 

 

Are You a Real Estate Agent  Looking for Permanent Answers to Remove Mold, Cigarette Smoke, Pet Urine, and Other Difficult Odors In Your Property Listings? No matter if you represent the sellers, buyers, or both we have a solution for you and them.

 

 

MOLD –
Certified Mold Technicians
Vapor Barrier Removal & Replacement
Drywall Removal & Replacement

 

ODOR –
Human, Animal, Smoke Remediation
Eliminate Viruses & Bacteria
Clean & Treat Air Ducts, Furnace and Cooling System

 

HOARDING –
Complete Junk out & Removal
Gross Filth Cleaning
Disinfecting & Sanitizing

Contact us today at 919.800.9435 or info@biooneraleigh.com.

 

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There is a big difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. If your home or business has been exposed to dangerous pathogens, it is imperative to know the difference so that you can make sound decisions. An area can look spotless, but can actually be teaming with bacteria and other harmful pathogens.

Cleaning: free from foreign matter or pollution. Cleaning doesn’t get rid of germs, but it does reduce the overall number of germs by removing visible debris.

Sanitizing: a chemical process that lessens and/or kills 99.999% of bacteria in 30 seconds during the Official Detergent Sanitizer Test (a public health test). Sanitizing is used in bar and restaurant situations where areas must be treated quickly.

Disinfecting: kills ALL organisms in 10 minutes during the AOAC (Association of Analytical Communities) Use Dilution Test, (a test regulated by the EPA). Disinfecting requires a much stronger solution than sanitizing. Taking 10 minutes to disinfect a restaurant booth would not be efficient or practical, but in a hospital room where blood and other bodily fluids have been present, it is essential.

Be aware, you cannot sanitize or disinfect an area if it is visibly dirty. So, cleaning an area is always the first step. In order to effectively sanitize or disinfect an area, all dirt, dust, grease, food particles and other debris must be removed first.

Given the above information, how do you make a decision whether to clean, sanitize, or disinfect? In many situations, all three are done. Take again, a restaurant, as an example. When a restaurant is busy, staff will clean and quickly sanitize tabletops, glasses, etc. After the restaurant is closed, staff can take more time to disinfect areas. A good rule of thumb is: sanitize places where food has been, disinfect places where bodily fluids or fecal matter have been.

All of the above holds true for normal everyday cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. If, however, you have to deal with a hoarding situation, contamination from death and decomposition (link to blog article), or other more extreme situations, it is best to – at the very least – have a professional assess the situation for you. 

At Bio-One Raleigh, we use a myriad of methods, chemicals and processes to ensure the area is safe; hospital-grade cleaners, fogging, ozone treatments and others. Contact us for a free, no obligation evaluation and estimate. 

Jason Widen is the owner of Bio-One Raleigh and Raleigh Hoarding. We offer trauma, mold and hoarding cleanup services including biohazard, blood cleanup, suicide/homicide, feces & bodily fluid, animal waste, undiscovered death, and mold testing & remediation.

 

We proudly serve North Carolina’s Triangle & surrounding areas including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Pittsboro, Holly Springs, Clayton, Carrboro, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hillsborough, Mebane, Morrisville, Wake Forest, and Wendell; as well as the following counties; Wake County, Durham County, Cumberland County, Guilford County, Orange County, Chatham County, Harnett County, Johnston County, Nash County, Franklin County and Pill County. We also provide services to Greensboro and other areas throughout North Carolina.

 

Bio-One Inc. is the world's first crime scene cleaning franchise. Nationally respected and locally owned, Bio-One has earned its reputation through being trusted to handle the Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida in 2016, and consulted on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. In 2019, Bio-One was once again included in the best and most comprehensive franchise ranking list – Entrepreneur Magazine.

Bats are endangered mammals and are protected by both federal and state laws. Most states don’t allow bat removal during the months when bats could have young in the nest site. Some states also protect bats from removal during winter months when they may hibernate in attics. Fortunately for you, it’s now the time of year when humane bat removal is legally allowed.

Bats and Their Young Are Protected

Bat babies can be present anytime from mid-May to mid-August. In most cases, bat pups are able to fly in July but don’t completely leave the nest for a few more weeks. If you close up openings or remove the mom during summer months when young are still in the nest, you will likely seal bat pups into your attic. The young will either die and smell, or they may find their way down into your living space.

By mid-August, bats generally leave the nursery site (your attic) to find a place to spend the winter. In North Carolina, humane bat removal is allowed beginning August, and must be completed before the first newborn bats may be present.

THERE'S A NARROW WINDOW FOR REMOVAL

Some bats do not migrate but spend the winter where they are, which might be your attic. Generally, the best time to remove the bats and remediate the toxic bat guano is fall bat between mid-August (when the young have left) and mid-October (when winter dens are established). During that narrow window, a company can humanely and legally remove any bats that are present and can “bat-proof” your home, sealing any openings that bats use to get inside.

Bio-One Raleigh can then ensure you attic space and any other area that has been contaminated by the bat guano is safely remediated and sanitized. Call us today for a free, no obligation estimated.

 

Jason Widen is the owner of Bio-One Raleigh and Raleigh Hoarding. We offer trauma, mold and hoarding cleanup services including biohazard, blood cleanup, suicide/homicide, feces & bodily fluid, animal waste, undiscovered death, and mold testing & remediation.

 

We proudly serve North Carolina’s Triangle & Triad areas including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Pittsboro, Holly Springs, Clayton, Carrboro, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hillsborough, Mebane, Morrisville, Wake Forest, and Wendell; as well as the following counties; Wake County, Durham County, Cumberland County, Guilford County, Orange County, Chatham County, Harnett County, Johnston County, Nash County, Franklin County and Pill County. We also provide services to Greensboro and other areas throughout North Carolina/

 

Bio-One Inc. is the world's first crime scene cleaning franchise. Nationally respected and locally owned, Bio-One has earned its reputation through being trusted to handle the Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida in 2016, and consulted on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. In 2019, Bio-One was once again included in the best and most comprehensive franchise ranking list – Entrepreneur Magazine.

 

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