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Surfactants: The truth behind their toxicity, their ability to cause chemical resistance and their use in cleaning products.

NAVID OMIDBAKHSH, NICOLE KENNY | BC CHAPTER OF CSSAVOLUME 4, NUMBER 1

Surfactants constitute the most important group of detergent components. They are wetting agents that lower the surface tension of a liquid, allowing easier spreading, and lower the interfacial tension between two liquids. The word surfactant derives from the contraction of the terms surface-active-agents and covers a group of molecules which are able to modify the interfacial properties of the liquids (aqueous or non-aqueous) in which they are present one.

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Wipes and Disinfectants – The Significance of Appropriate Pairing for Proper Environmental Surface Decontamination

Ahmadpour, F.,Van Den Berg, S., Saini, S., Kenny, N.

Proper pairing between wipe substrates and disinfectants is crucial to maximize surface decontamination. Various factors, such as the substrate material, manufacturing process and disinfectant chemistry can impact the ability of a disinfectant to work on a surface; an incompatible pairing often has a major negative impact on surface decontamination

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Battling Bacterial Biofilms: AHP® as an effective replacement for Chlorine-Based Disinfectants

Ahmadpour, H.BSc. IB, N.Omidbakhsh, Ph.D, P.Eng., N. Kenny, H.BSc. Assoc. Chem.

Using the MBEC method, both AHP® and hypochlorite showed to be equally effective against bacterial biofilms

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Is a Wipe a Wipe? Implications of various wipe substrate materials on proper disinfection of surfaces using commonly used disinfectant chemistries

F. Ahmadpour, H.BSc. IB, N.Omidbakhsh, Ph.D, P.Eng., N. Kenny, H.BSc. Assoc. Chem. & S. Saini

The objective of this study was to evaluate the interaction between wipe substrates and commonly used disinfectant chemistries and the subsequent impact on saturation load and drying contact time.

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Going Green and Staying Clean: Using Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide as a Disinfectant in Rodent Facilities

Kathleen M. McDonald, BS, CMAR, RLATG; Ma ew Mihalik, ALAT; Lindsay Bihler, MBA, RLATG | University of PiPA

To determine if Accelerated Hydr ogen Per oxide (AHP) is a viable alternave disinfectant to chlorine dioxide (ClO2) in rodent facilies

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The Use of ATP Bioluminometers and Their Reliability in Assessing Surface Disinfection in Healthcare Applications

Omidbakhsh, Ph.D, P.Eng.; F. Ahmadpour, H.BSc.

Results suggest that ATP meters cannot be relied upon to evaluate the disinfection of a healthcare surface, since they have limitations in detecting the true count of organisms on the surface, which can cause false confidence. Furthermore the cleaning/disinfecting chemistry residues can have a very adverse impact on ATP readings, which can once again lead to increased false confidence.”ld, BS, CMAR, RLATG; Ma ew Mihalik, ALAT; Lindsay Bihler, MBA, RLATG

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Assessment of the Knowledge and the Predictors of Behaviour in Patient Service Assistants (PSAs) Regarding Environmental Cleaning in a Pediatric Hospital

Anne Matlow MD, Rick Wray MN (c), Susan Richardson MD

PSAs varied in knowledge about their job and in tattitudes and perceived control over their work. An education campaign targeting misconceptions, attitudes and beliefs may impact on their ultimate cleaning behaviour.

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Broad-Spectrum Microbicidal Activity, Toxicological Assessment And Materials Compatibility Of A New Generation Of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®)-Based Environmental Surface Disinfectant

Omidbakhsh, B.SC, Virox Technologies Inc. | Virox Technologies Inc.

Omidbakhsh, B.SC, Virox Technologies Inc.

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Assessment of the Knowledge and the Predictors of Behaviour in Patient Service Assistants (PSAs) Regarding Environmental Cleaning in a Pediatric Hospital

Anne Matlow MD, Rick Wray MN (c), Susan Richardson MD

PSAs varied in knowledge about their job and in tattitudes and perceived control over their work. An education campaign targeting misconceptions, attitudes and beliefs may impact on their ultimate cleaning behaviour.

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Broad-Spectrum Microbicidal Activity, Toxicological Assessment And Materials Compatibility Of A New Generation Of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®)-Based Environmental Surface Disinfectant

Omidbakhsh, B.SC, Virox Technologies Inc. | Virox Technologies Inc.

Concerns on human and environmental safety and the unfavorabletoxicological profile of many microbicides point to the need forsafer, faster-actingand broad-spectrum substitutes. ACCEL TB, 0.5% accelerated H2O2(AHP)-based disinfectant described here combines excellentantimicrobial performance with a more favorable toxicological profile

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