Many disinfectants are used alone or in combinations (e.g., hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid) in the health-care setting. These include alcohols, chlorine and chlorine compounds, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, ortho-phthalaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, iodophors, peracetic acid, phenolics, and quaternary ammonium compounds. Commercial formulations based on these chemicals are considered unique products and must be registered with EPA or cleared by FDA. In most instances, a given product is designed for a specific purpose and is to be used in a certain manner. Therefore, users should read labels carefully to ensure the correct product is selected for the intended use and applied efficiently.
Original Article Source Credits: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention , https://www.cdc.gov/
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Original Article Posted on: September 18, 2016
Link to Original Article: https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/disinfection-methods/index.html