Technical Bulletins

Environmental Surface Wetness Test: Comparison of Disinfectant Wipes

Molinari et al. The Dental Advisor, 2015

An important factor to consider concerning environmental surface disinfection is the length of time surfaces remain wet after application of a disinfectant. In order for a disinfectant to achieve germicidal efficacy, the product must remain wet for its entire contact time. Failing to do so may result in pathogen transmission which can cause harm to both patients and staff. Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®) is a leading disinfectant technology with the proven ability to remain wet on surfaces long enough to exceed the products contact time.

Products based on accelerated and stabilized hydrogen peroxide: Evidence for cleaning and sanitizing efficiency, environmental and human safety and non-corrosiveness

Michael Rochon and Nancy Sullivan

Chemical disinfectants based on accelerated hydrogen peroxide® have shown promise as safe, effective and fast alternatives to traditional disinfectant chemistries.

Effects of an Environmental Services Professional Training Course and Cleaning Products on the Rates of Infection Seen at Suburban Hospital

Smith R. et al.

In 2000, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) personnel conducted a survey at a number of the District of Columbia (DC) hospitals. The investigators found that hospital housekeeping practices varied widely between institutions and there was no standardized training program for environmental services (ES) personnel. For example, cleaning practices did not allow for the appropriate contact time when disinfectants were applied to surfaces. This study evolved from the results of that survey and utilized a relatively new yet proven technology called Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®(AHP®).

Impact of test protocols and material binding on the efficacy of antimicrobial wipes

Westgate, R., Robertson, A., Barrell, M., Teska, P. and Mailard, J.Y.

This study tested quaternary ammonium compound (QUAT)-based products, accelerated hydrogen peroxide (AHP®) and a neutral cleaner against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) using a variety of wipe substrates. AHP achieved the greatest efficacy overall, though performed significantly better when applied with microfibre and non-woven material compared to cotton.