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You never know which pathogens are in your facility and which surfaces they're on. Bleach is cited by more clinical studies to kill C. difficile than any other active ingredient—and it meets CDC criteria for emerging pathogens.1 Be ready with our ready-to-use bleach disinfectants.
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Bleach Germicidal Wipes
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Bleach Germicidal Cleaners
|Dispatch® Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant Towels with Bleach|
C. difficile caused almost half a million infections among U.S. patients in a single year, according to a 2015 CDC study.2
What's more, a 2009 study of dozens of hospitals in New York found that C. difficile spore cultures were present facility-wide, with 33% of non-CDI rooms testing positive for C. difficile.3 To address this problem, hospitals may need to take a facility-wide approach to surface disinfection.
Ready-to-use Clorox Healthcare® and Dispatch® bleach disinfectants are trusted, EPA-registered solutions. They're proven to kill C. difficile spores and come in multiple forms (wipes, sprays, pulltops and refills).Download Summary of 2009 Study (PDF)
The CDC and OSHA recommend bleach as a broad-spectrum germicide to disinfect hard surfaces contaminated by blood spills and tough-to-kill pathogens. Our ready-to-use bleach wipes and liquids meet these guidelines for surface disinfection and are formulated at or above the recommended 1:10 bleach concentration to kill the pathogens of most concern in healthcare settings.
|Effective against:||Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal Wipes||Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal Cleaners||Dispatch® Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant Towels with Bleach|
|C.difficile spores||3 min*||5 min*||5 min*|
|Bacteria||30 sec||1 min||1 min|
|Viruses||1 min||1 min||1 min|
|Fungi||3 min||1 min||1 min|
*Use as directed on pre-cleaned hard, nonporous surfaces.
Your staff can quickly disinfect hard, nonporous surfaces in one step without worrying about diluting or mixing. Product forms include wipes, sprays, pulltops and refills. High bleach concentrations of 1:10 or more combined with proprietary processes maximize shelf life, so you can be confident that these products are effective.
Our bleach-based disinfectants are formulated 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. In fact, leading equipment manufacturers have endorsed the use of our products for a wide range of devices through our Clorox Healthcare Compatible™ program.
To help ensure patient comfort and satisfaction, these bleach-based disinfectants are formulated with odor-masking agents and fragrances. Multiple leading hospital studies have noted that when patients 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.
See our Facts About Bleach page.