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Facility-Wide Surface Disinfection for C. difficile Spores

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A recent study in New York shows that C. difficile spore cultures are found facility-wide, as 33% of non-CDI rooms were tested positive for C. difficile1. To address this problem, hospitals may need to take a facility-wide approach to surface disinfection.


Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal wipes are trusted, EPA-registered solutions. They’re proven to kill C. difficile spores and come in multiple sizes of wipes.


Download Summary of C. difficile Study

1 B. Koll, American Journal of Infection Control, June 2009

Dispatch® Hospital Cleaner is now Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal Cleaner

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Dispatch® Hospital Cleaners now have a new look under the Clorox Healthcare® brand name. They are the same great products in new packaging – no product formula changes.

Dispatch Hospital Cleaner
(Note: Dispatch Wipes will continue to appear in Dispatch packaging.)

Bleach Formulas Meet CDC Guidelines for Surface Disinfection and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards

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At a target level above the CDC-recommended 5000ppm, Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal Wipes and Dispatch® products kill the pathogens of most concern in healthcare settings. High concentrations of 1:10 or more combined with proprietary processes maximize shelf life, so you can be confident that Clorox Healthcare® products are effective.

Fast, Broad-Spectrum Efficacy for Defense Against Hospital Microorganisms

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Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal Wipes and Dispatch® products are all bleach-based disinfectants that are rapidly effective against the most common healthcare bacteria in as little as 30 seconds, and against fungi and viruses in as little as 1 minute.

The active agent in bleach is strong oxidizing hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Results of a 2008 study suggest that, "The antimicrobial effects of bleach are largely based on HOCl's ability to cause aggregation of essential bacterial proteins." The study also shows that HOCl reacts with bacteria more aggressively than other oxidants.

One-Step Cleaner Disinfectants are Ready-to-Use

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These bleach-based disinfectants are ready-to-use, one-step cleaner disinfectants. Your staff can confidently disinfect hard, nonporous surfaces without diluting or mixing. Forms include wipes, sprays, pull-tops and refills. Clorox Healthcare® bleach-based products are at or above 5000 ppm to meet CDC guidelines for hard surface disinfection.

Specialized Corrosion Inhibitors Enhance Surface Compatibility

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Clorox Healthcare formulates these bleach-based disinfectants with specialized corrosion inhibitors to allow for broad usage on the most common healthcare surfaces, without the adverse effects caused by non-inhibited bleach-based products. They are suitable for use on many common hard, nonporous plastics and metals, and on common healthcare surfaces including bed railings, tables, countertops, trash cans and more.

Formulated with Odor-Masking Agents or Fragrances for Patient and User Comfort

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To help ensure patient comfort and satisfaction, these bleach-based disinfectants were formulated with odor-masking agents and fragrances. Multiple leading hospital studies noted that when patient and Environmental Services' personnel were exposed to bleach, little or no concern about the odor of bleach was expressed.


  • A Mayo Clinic study at a hospital in Rochester (abstract presented at APIC 2010) indicated that only 8.8% of patients noticed the smell of bleach when it was used in their room. None found the odor bothersome.
  • At Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis), an 18-month study was conducted that demonstrated 1:10 bleach's efficacy against C. difficile spores. The authors noted that "During the study, patients, family and staff did not complain about the odor of bleach."
  • During a five-and-a-half month study at Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Centers involving routine use of 1:10 bleach with documented decreases in C. difficile incidence, authors reported that "EVS reported no surface damage or complaints due to use of bleach."

When bleach is used as directed, the chlorine species emitted are lower than recognized levels that cause respiratory irritation and below the EPA's occupation exposure limits for chlorine. In fact, when bleach disinfectants are used as directed, the perceivable sensory irritation occurs at 1.0 ppm in the air, which is 500 times the odor threshold during regular use.

Trusted Manufacturing Process for Environmental Safety and Sustainability

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Since 1913, bleach disinfectants have been one of the most widely used methods for infection prevention as a result of their proven efficacy against hospital microorganisms of concern. During normal use, Clorox® bleach formulas break down primarily into common salt and water. When used as directed, they do not contaminate water sources.

How to Order

Contact us at healthcare@clorox.com
or call 1-800-234-7700.

Free Resources

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