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Ready-to-Use Bleach Disinfectants: Proven to Kill C. difficile, Trusted Against Emerging Pathogens

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.

Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Cleaners Dispatch Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant Towels with Bleach
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Bleach Germicidal Wipes
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Bleach Germicidal Cleaners
Dispatch® Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant Towels with Bleach

Facility-Wide Surface Disinfection for C. difficile Spores


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)

Formulas Meet CDC Disinfection Guidelines and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard with Fast, Broad-Spectrum Efficacy



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

  Contact Time
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.

One-Step Cleaner Disinfectants are Ready to Use and Ready to Last



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.

Specialized Corrosion Inhibitors Enhance Surface Compatibility


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.

See Clorox Healthcare Compatible Equipment

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


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.

  • A Mayo Clinic study4 at a hospital in Rochester indicated that only 8.8% of patients noticed the smell of bleach when it was used in their room. None found the odor bothersome.
  • 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.

Want to Learn More About Bleach?

See our Facts About Bleach page.

  1. Criteria for Ebola virus: EPA-registered hospital disinfectant with label claim for at least one non-enveloped virus (e.g., Norovirus, Rotavirus, Adenovirus, Poliovirus). Product must be intended for use on hard, nonporous surfaces, and label use instructions should be followed for non-enveloped virus.
  2. "Nearly Half a Million Americans Suffered from Clostridium difficile Infections in a Single Year" (CDC press release), Feb. 25, 2015.
  3. B. Koll, American Journal of Infection Control, June 2009
  4. K. Aronhalt, American Journal of Infection Control, June 2010

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Free Resources

Healthcare facilities can receive free resources such as kits, training materials and sample products.

Wall Street Journal on the Benefits of Bleach

When it comes to cleaning to 
fend off superbugs, the Mount Sinai Health System in New York is listening to grandma’s advice: Use bleach.

It’s Time for Better
Terminal Cleaning

Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes and Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV Enlight System

Learn about terminal cleaning
and how your facility can get
a more comprehensive solution.

Ebola and
Enterovirus D68

See educational resources
on Ebola and Enterovirus D68
and learn which Clorox
Healthcare products are
aligned with CDC guidance
for surface disinfection.


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