AHP Third Party References

AHP Endorsements
Accelerated hydrogen peroxide Receives Emergency Approval against Anthrax  Portable Document Format (71 KB)
US Environmental Protection Agency
 
Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide 7% Receives Food Industry Supplier Endorsement For Acrylic Plastic Immersion Testing And Use Portable Document Format (5 KB)
Cleartech Inc.
Excerpt:“Cleartech Inc endorses the use of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide 7% for cleaning acrylic bins as no damage to the acrylic was observed after the testing was done”
 
Training Bulletin, Issue Number 103, Version 1.1 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Portable Document Format (479 KB)
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Excerpt:“Following the transport of a patient with suspected SARS, EMA's and Paramedics must decontaminate the vehicle, stretcher and any equipment used during the call. It is recommended that Virox-5™, an accelerated hydrogen peroxide base formulation, be used as the disinfectant of choice for this purpose. Studies have concluded that Virox-5™ is over 99% effective in disinfecting surfaces when used according to manufactures specifications. The product is therefore suitable for use as a high level disinfectant and is safer than many other broad-spectrum germicides.” pg. 6
 
Anthrax Crisis Exemption  Portable Document Format (108 KB)
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Excerpt:“United States Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Crisis Exemption for the distribution and use of Virox STF product to be used in a public health emergency involving Anthrax”
Third Party References
AHP® Featured in the Merck Manual 
Accelerated Hyrdogen Peroxide® is featured in the Merck Manual, with an entry by Mark L. Wickstrom, DVM, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.
The Merck Manual was first published in 1899, by the American drug manufacturer Merck & Co. as a small reference book for physicians and pharmacists titled Merck's Manual of the Materia Medica. Read Entry.
 
Modern Medicine: Curbing hospital-acquired infections 
CTV News Winnipeg
A study conducted by Dr. Michelle Alfa at St-Bonafice Hospital focused on using a combination of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® disinfectant cleaners, thorough protocols and a monitoring system to reduce Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VREs) and pathogen transmission.
 
AHP use on a day-to-day basis in the Veterinary Hospitals Portable Document Format (85 KB)
Koret Shelter Medicine Program - Cristie YJ Kamiya, DVM
Excerpt:“Accelerated hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants are a relatively new one-step, short contact time, cleaner and disinfectant with detergent properties. Therefore, it would be appropriate to use in the hospital day-to-day on areas such as exam tables and counter surfaces without the addition of other products.”
 
Improved eradication of Clostridium difficile spores from toilets of hospitalized patients using an accelerated hydrogen peroxide as the cleaning agent. Portable Document Format (301 KB)
BMC Infectious Diseases September 2010: Michelle J Alfa, Evelyn Lo, Alana Wald, Christine Dueck, Pat DeGagne and Godfrey KM Harding
C. difficle spores in the environment of patients with C. difficile associated disease (CDAD) are difficult to eliminate. Bleach (5000 ppm) has been advocated as an effective disinfectant for the environmental surfaces of patients with CDAD. Few alternatives to bleach for non-outbreak conditions have been evaluated in controlled healthcare studies.
Excerpt:“Our data indicate that the AHP formulation evaluated that has some sporicidal activity was significantly better than the currently used SHP formulation. This AHP formulation provides a one-step process that significantly lowers the C. difficile spore level in toilets during non-outbreak conditions without the workplace safety concerns associated with 5000 ppm bleach.”
 
Notice Of Intent On A Federal Agenda For Reduction Of Emissions Of Volatile Organic Compounds From Consumer And Commercial Products  Portable Document Format (70 KB)
Environment Canada
Excerpt:“"Volatile Organic Compounds are harmful to the environment, and human health and are chemicals found in some disinfectants. They cause serious health effects for Canadians and are the main ingredient of smog. The government is taking action to reduce VOC emissions to reduce ground-level ozone and particulate matter" 
 
Scientific Solutions To The Norwalk Problem  Portable Document Format (516 KB)
Syed A. Sattar, Ph.D. Professor of Microbiology Centre for Research in Environmental Microbiology (CREM) Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa.
Excerpt:“AHP named as an effective disinfectant against the Feline Calicivirus ” pg. 8 slide 2
 
How to Simplify Your Environmental Surfaces Cleaning Program
Infection Control Today, June 30 2006
Excerpt:“An emerging technology designed for cleaning and disinfection is making the job of healthcare environmental services more efficient, safer, and more responsible. Accelerated hydrogen peroxide (AHP™) technology allows for all-in-one capability to achieve excellent cleaning efficiencies without having to change products for different cleaning tasks or surface types. Not only does AHP™ technology allow for fewer SKUs, the product has been proven to be safer and has a reduced environmental load.”
 
Recent Trends in High Level Disinfection: Are Oxidizers the Way of the Future?  Portable Document Format (172 KB)
Syed A. Sattar, Ph.D. Professor of Microbiology Centre for Research in Environmental Microbiology (CREM) Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa.
Excerpt:“ "Virox AHP-Based Formulations named as effective High Level Disinfectant" ” pg. 6, Slide17
 
Health Care Health & Safety Association of Ontario Cleaning and Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces  Portable Document Format (119 KB)
Health Care Health & Safety Association of Ontario (HCHSA)
Excerpt:“"Hydrogen Peroxide based formulation was recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care during SARS for the decontamination of equipment and vehicles" "Highlights criteria one should consider when choosing a disinfectant: cleaner, faster, safer, environmentally responsible" ” pg. 3
 
Enhancing Patient Safety through the Management of Clostridium difficile at Toronto East General Hospital  Portable Document Format (148 KB)
Arladeen Tomiczek, C. Stumpo and James F. Downey
Excerpt:“Other Challenges - "we chose to use a diluted bleach solution as our cleaning agent, but were unable to tolerate the odour so we began using AHP (accelerated hydrogen peroxide) and this was better tolerated" ”
 
Preventing the spread of hepatitis B and C viruses: Where are germicides relevant?  Portable Document Format (96 KB)
Syed A. Sattar, PhDa, Jason Tetro, BSca, V. Susan Springthorpe, MSca, Antonio Giulivi, MD, FRCP (C)b
Excerpt:“"vaporized hydrogen peroxide was highly effective in inactivating DHBV, even in the presence of blood as a soil load. 3% hydrogen peroxide is adequate for the inactivation of HCV" ” pg. 192
 
Strategies for Norovirus Infection Control Aboard Cruise Ships - Power Point Presentation  Portable Document Format (1.26 MB)
Robert E. Wheeler, MD, FACEP
Excerpt:“"AHP named as a disinfectant with proven efficacy against Norovirus" slides 35&37 ” pg. 6, Slide 35 & 37
 
Management of a Norwalk-Like Virus Outbreak Portable Document Format (442 KB)
Dr. Michael Gardam, Director, Infection Prevention and Control, University Health Network
Excerpt:“AHP brings has a 4Log reduction against Feline Calicivirus with a 5 minute contact time" ” pg. 2, Slide 9
 
SARS outbreak in the Greater Toronto Area: the emergency department experience  Portable Document Format (71 KB)
Canadian Medical Association
Excerpt:“We outline the process successfully followed by 4 Toronto emergency departments (at Mount Sinai Hospital, North York General Hospital, Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre and the Hospital for Sick Children) involved in the assessment and treatment of 276 suspect and probable SARS cases... ”
 
Optim 33TB Cleaning Study Portable Document Format (272 KB)
John A. Molinari, Ph.D., Anthony Malmsten THE DENTAL ADVISOR Biomaterials Research Center Dental Consultants, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan
The purpose of the investigation was three-fold: First, it was to evaluate the ability of Optim 33TB to clean environmental surfaces coated with dried organic debris; Second, to compare the cleaning capability of the water-based, hydrogen peroxide-containing Optim 33TB with that observed for a surface disinfectant containing a high alcohol concentration; and lastly, investigate the ability of Optim 33TB to remove bacteria in organic debris on contaminated environmental surfaces.
Excerpt:“Based on this study evaluating the ability of surface disinfectants to remove dried blood and test bacteria in the presence of organic debris, water-based Optim 33TB was able to accomplish initial cleaning of contaminated prepared surfaces. Both the spray and towelette forms of this product were highly effective in removing the overwhelming majority of cultivable S. aureus.”
 
OSAP Surface Disinfectant Reference Chart - 2010
Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures(OSAP)
 
Gastrointestinal Illness Surveillance System  Portable Document Format (273 KB)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The following forms are provided as guides to standardize the collection of information required to assess the patterns of gastrointestinal illnesses and monitor for outbreaks aboard vessels. These forms are downloadable at the Vessel Sanitation Program website: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp
 
Some Disinfectants Effective Against Feline Calicivirus (as a surrogate for Norovirus) Portable Document Format (34 KB)
Syed A. Sattar, Ph.D. Professor of Microbiology Centre for Research in Environmental Microbiology (CREM) and Robert E. Wheeler, MD, FACEP
Excerpt:“A Log10 reduction of 4 (99.99%) or greater is considered adequate for FCV/Norovirus disinfection. Products listed as non-toxic may still cause mild eye and/or skin irritation in some people. Some compounds may leave a surfactant residue on various surfaces. When selecting a disinfectant, it’s important to consider the product’s entire formulation since there may be significant disinfectant action synergism produced by the specific combination of ingredients.”