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You never know which pathogens have entered your facility and which surfaces they may be inhabiting. Bleach is cited by more clinical studies to kill C. difficile than any other product—and it meets CDC criteria for efficacy against emerging pathogens.*
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C. difficile caused almost half a million infections among U.S. patients in a single year, according to a 2015 CDC study.1
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.2 To address this problem, hospitals may need to take a facility-wide approach to surface disinfection.
Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal 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)
1. "Nearly Half a Million Americans Suffered from Clostridium difficile Infections in a Single Year" (CDC press release), Feb. 25, 2015. http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p0225-clostridium-difficile.html.
2. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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