Odorgon at Vernon Jubilee Hospital


I spent a few hours in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Friday to see my mother, she was is doing very well and came home Sunday.  While I was there visiting I walked into the room, and like very other hospital it has the same vibe, pale blue curtains, pale blue linens, pale blue gowns, everything is always pastel and in a very subtle way uninviting.  The walls are pale yellow and I could tell I had set foot into a scene from General Hospital; maybe this is just the general disposition towards hospitals that we have or maybe they are designed with this solemnity in mind. 

Never the less when I went to search for a cloth in the drawers of the supply cupboard I saw something very familiar sitting on the shelf, a bright blue bottle of Odorgon Classic.

Odorgon went through a pretty labourious journey before it could make its way onto retail shelves.  Originally developed for the BC Ambulance Service to re-use body bags, Odorgon is a premier product developed to encapsulate mal-odor molecules and break them down until the odor is no longer present.  As you can imagine an effective product was needed to do the job, so the chemist at Chemac Industries formulated the Classic Blue Label which is still in use in hospitals today.

It made its way from the Paramedics’s hands, to the patient’s hands who used it to neutralize the plethora of odors that they would encounter in the hospital on a daily basis.

After discharge patients were generally sent home with a bottle of Odorgon to deal with various odors relating to their ailments.  The catch was, once the product was empty the patient had no way of getting their hands on this premium odor destroyer.  So then what?  At that time Odorgon was not available for retail purchase, so clients went to their local stores inquiring how they could purchase a bottle for personal use.  After the demands of clients grew and Odorgon began to prove itself over and over again, it became apparent to stores that they had to carry Odorgon.  After a continued interest in Odorgon it is now available for retail purchase at store likes Home Hardware and London Drugs.

Product availability through demand, you’ve got to like that. 

Client demand drove our product onto store shelves and we are forever grateful.

– John Bigsby
Chemac Industries
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