Clorox is committed to helping combat the spread of HAIs by offering hospital cleaning supplies, disinfecting solutions and healthcare tactics to meet your infection prevention needs – excellent product efficacy, expert knowledge, and training.
A recent study in New York has shown that C. difficile spore cultures are found facilitywide, as 33% of non-CDI rooms were tested positive for C. difficile1. To address this facilitywide problem, hospitals may need to take a more facilitywide approach to surface disinfection.
Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal disinfectants are trusted, EPA-registered solutions for your facilitywide needs. They are proven to kill C. difficile spores and come in multiple forms (wipes, sprays, pull-tops, and refills).
1 B. Koll, American Journal of Infection Control, June 2009
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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. Our high concentration and proprietary processes maximize shelf life for a trusted, pure and effective product.
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, fungi in as little as 1 minute and viruses in as little as 1 minute.
The active species in bleach is the strong oxidizing agent hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Results of a 2008 study suggest, “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.
These bleach-based disinfectants are ready-to-use, one-step cleaner disinfectants. Your staff can confidently disinfect hard, nonporous surfaces with no dilution or mixing required. Forms include a pull-top, spray and wipes — so end users can harness the power of bleach in their preferred form. Clorox® bleach-based products are at or above 5000 ppm that meets CDC guidelines for hard surface disinfection.
Clorox® 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. These bleach-based disinfectants are safe to use on many common hard, nonporous plastics and metals on common healthcare surfaces, including bed railings, tables, countertops trash cans and more.
These bleach-based disinfectants contain odor-masking agents and fragrances to help ensure end user and patient comfort and satisfaction. In fact, 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.
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.
Since 1913, bleach has been, and continues to be, one of the most widely used disinfectant products as a result of its 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.
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1 3-minute C. Difficile spore claim has been registered by the Federal EPA and may not be available in all 50 states. Use as directed on precleaned hard, nonporous surfaces.
2 Based on EPA master labels 7/1/2012.