Lab disinfectant harms mouse fertility
Virox Technologies Inc. | Macmillan Publishers Limited – 2008
The harmful effects of quaternary ammonium-based disinfectants (Quats) found in lab mice, indicates the importance of choosing a disinfectant that balances efficacy with safety, without compromising either. It is also important to consider the environmental sustainability in a disinfectant, as chemical compounds can build up over time that have the ability to contribute to unforeseen health and environmental issues.
Research Highlights: Efficacy of three disinfectant formulations and a hydrogen peroxide/silver fogging system on surfaces experimentally inoculated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius
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