Peer Reviewed Studies

Efficacy of three disinfectant formulations and a hydrogen peroxide/silver fogging system on surfaces experimentally inoculated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius

Soohoo J et al. | Veterinary Dermatology

Three disinfectants were tested against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP), a leading cause of nosocomial infections in companion animals. AHP® achieved the greatest reduction in bacteria of the products tested. The HaloFogger fogging unit, using HaloMist disinfectant, was evaluated against the same bacteria, but produced significantly lower reductions.

Impact of Test Protocols and Material Binding on the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Wipes

Wesgate, R., et al. | Journal of Hospital Infection (In Press)

This study evaluated the bactericidal efficacy of two quaternary ammonium disinfectants, AHP® and a neutral cleaner with a variety of wiping materials to determine whether the wiping material choice would affect efficacy. The findings indicate that quaternary ammonium products were significantly more sensitive to different substrate materials, possibly through a binding action between chemistry and substrate.

Do We Know How Best to Disinfect Child Care Sites in the United States? A Review of Available Disinfectant Efficacy Data and Health Risks of the Major Disinfectant Classes

Holm, M.S. et al. | AJIC (2019)

This paper combines information from EPA registration data on disinfectant efficacy, as well as research evidence on the toxicity of various disinfectants to provide recommendations for disinfecting child care sites. The authors unequivocally recommend peroxide-based disinfectants over quaternary ammonium products and sodium hypochlorite (bleach).

Evaluation of Disinfectants and Wiping Substrates Combinations to Inactivate Staphylococcus aureus on Formica Coupons

Brown, E. et al. | American Journal of Infection Control (2018)

This study analysed the effect of various disinfectant-substrate combinations on the efficacy of the disinfectant. The type of material used did have an effect on efficacy, most notably when using the quaternary-ammonium compound. Overall, AHP® was significantly more effective than the quaternary ammonium product.

Evaluation of an Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® Disinfectant to Inactivate Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus in Swine Feces on Aluminium Surfaces under Freezing Conditions

Baker K.L. et al. | BMC Veterinary Research (2017)

This study evaluated the activity of AHP® against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in swine feces on metal surfaces, particularly under freezing conditions to simulate winter weather. The data indicate that 1:16 and 1:32 dilutions of AHP® successfully inactivated the virus at -10 degrees after 40 and 60 minutes of application.

Use of a Daily Disinfectant Cleaner Instead of a Daily Cleaner Reduced Hospital-Acquired Infection Rates

Alfa, M.J. et al. | AJIC (2015)

This study measured the effect of implementing a daily disinfectant-cleaner wipe, formulated with AHP®, in reducing rates of hospital-acquired infections. The data indicate that by using an AHP® wipe once daily on high touch surfaces in patient care rooms, the rate of hospital-acquired infections was significantly reduced.

Efficacy of Eight Commercial Disinfectants against Microsporum canis and Trichophyton sp. Infective Spores on an Experimentally Contaminated Textile Surface hello

Moriello, K., Kunder, D. and Hondzo, H. | Veterinary Dermatology (2013)

This study evaluated the activity of eight disinfectants, including AHP®, against Microsporum and Trichophyton species. Four of the products tested, including AHP®, led to no growth of fungal colonies after just 1 mL of disinfectant was applied.

Comparison of Disinfectant Efficacy when Using High-Volume Directed Mist Application of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® and Peroxymonosulfate Disinfectants in a Large Animal Hospital

Saklou, N.T. et al. | Equine Veterinary Journal (2015)

This study evaluated the effect of three strategies for using a mist application to apply AHP® and potassium peroxymonosulfate disinfectants to surfaces in a large animal hospital. All disinfectants tested were effective in reducing the number of colony forming units of bacteria within this environment.

Is Skin Irritancy of the Hand Wash Products Solely Related to their pH?

Grascha P. et al. | Canadian Journal of Infection Control (2007)

This paper addresses the common misconception that pH is an appropriate indication of product safety, as this is often not the case. Researchers found that solutions with a pH of 3 (acidic) and 10 (basic) were not irritating to skin, demonstrating that pH alone is not enough to determine whether a product is safe to the user.

Trial to Compare the Impact of an Improved Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectant and a Quaternary Ammonium-based Disinfectant on Surface Contamination and Healthcare Outcomes

Boyce, J. et al. | Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (2017)

This study assessed the disinfectant efficacy between a Quat based product and Improved hydrogen peroxide (AHP®). AHP® reduced HAIs by 23% when compliance was ≥80%.