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The effectiveness of a novel colorant additive in the daily cleaning of patient rooms

  • Shardul N. Rathod (a1), Karen Beauvais (a2), Linda K. Sullivan (a3), Stephanie N. Sudikoff (a4) (a5), David R. Peaper (a6) and Richard A. Martinello (a3) (a5) (a7)...


The quality of daily cleaning was assessed comparing a standard bleach product with the bleach product containing a novel colorant additive in an inpatient setting. Effectiveness was assessed using fluorescent markings and microbiological analysis of environmental and experimental specimens. Our findings showed no significant difference in cleaning between these groups.


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