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Efficacy of Improved Hydrogen Peroxide against Important Healthcare-Associated Pathogens

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

William A. Rutala*
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Maria F. Gergen
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
David J. Weber
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
*
130 Mason Farm Road, Bioinformatics, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (brutala@unch.unc.edu)

Abstract

This study was designed to test in vitro efficacy of 2 improved hydrogen peroxide (HP) products against 3 standard HP products and 1 quaternary ammonium compound. Improved HP is significantly superior to standard HP at the same concentration and can be used for disinfection of environmental surfaces or noncritical patient care items.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2012

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