Assessment of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® disinfectant wipes in removal of chemotherapeutic agents from hard non-porous environmental surfaces
Chemotherapy agents (also known as cytotoxic agents) are used in chemotherapy treatment to stop or slow the growth of cancer cells. However, these agents can also affect healthy cells and are known to have high toxicity which can be harmful to individuals that are not under chemotherapy treatment. In addition, chemotherapy molecules are known to be highly resistant to inactivation by chemical disinfectants. In order to protect personnel preparing chemotherapy drugs, choosing a disinfectant with the ability to cleanse or degrade chemotherapy agents is an essential aspect of the pharmacy’s/laboratory’s infection control and biosecurity program. In this investigation, Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®) exhibited complete removal of all chemotherapy agents tested.
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