Advertisement

Topics

Novel colour additive for bleach disinfectant wipes reduces corrosive damage on stainless steel.

08:00 EDT 24th September 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Novel colour additive for bleach disinfectant wipes reduces corrosive damage on stainless steel."

Bleach disinfectant wipes are corrosive to hospital surfaces and equipment. We measured the effect of two widely used bleach wipes, with and without Highlight colour additive, on stainless steel to both quantify corrosion rate and determine the effect of Highlight on reducing surface damage caused by bleach wipes. The two bleach wipes alone caused severe corrosion (>5 mpy) while the addition of Highlight both significantly reduced corrosion rate (<2 mpy) and prevented discolouration of the metal. These results indicate that Highlight reduces the deleterious corrosive effects of bleach wipes, thus improving their viability for healthcare surface cleaning.

Affiliation

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: The Journal of hospital infection
ISSN: 1532-2939
Pages:

Links

DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [2957 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

New insights into mechanisms of enhanced synaesthetic memory: Benefits are synaesthesia-type-specific.

The goal of this study was to test the nature of the memory advantage in synaesthesia. We compared four different types of synaesthetes (27 grapheme-colour, 21 sound-colour-, 25 grapheme-colour-and-so...

Impact of test protocols and material binding on antimicrobial wipes efficacy.

The use of effective cleaning/disinfectant product is important to control pathogens on healthcare surfaces. With the increasing number of wipe products available, there is a concern that combination ...

Field evaluation of sequential hand wipes for flame retardant exposure in an electronics recycling facility.

Flame retardants have been associated with endocrine disorders, thyroid disruption, reproductive toxicity, and immunological interference. Through dismantling and recycling electronics and electric pr...

Spectral purity, intensity and dominant wavelength: Disparate colour preferences of two Brazilian stingless bee species.

Bees use floral colour as a major long distance orientation cue. While it is known for bumblebees and honeybees that dominant wavelength (≙ colour hue), colour contrast and spectral purity (≙ satu...

Surface area wiped, product type, and target strain impact bactericidal efficacy of ready-to-use disinfectant Towelettes.

Disinfectant products are often used on environmental surfaces (e.g. countertops, patient beds) and patient care equipment in healthcare facilities to help prevent the transmission of healthcare-assoc...

Clinical Trials [1598 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Influence of a New Polycationic Disinfectant on Clostridium Difficile Incidence and Environmental Colonisation

The aim of this study is to 1) test the efficacy of PHMG-based disinfectant against C. difficile spores, 2) test whether it reduces the incidence of C. difficile associated disease (CDAD) ...

A Study to Evaluate the Impact on Skin (Injection Site) Reactions of Using Alcohol Wipes Prior to Daily Injections of Copaxone®.

This study is designed to compare injection site reactions with or without the use of alcohol wipes prior to performing the patients' daily Copaxone® injection.

Bathing Additives in Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis

The current clinical guidelines for management of atopic dermatitis now recommend bleach baths. This requires simply the addition of regular household bleach to twice-weekly baths. At the ...

Efectiveness of a Brief Protocol by a Low (6%) Concentration Gel Peroxide Hydrogen of Teeth Bleaching

The purpose of this clinical study was to evaluate, the effectiveness and sensitivity post-treatment of a 6% hydrogen peroxide with nitrogen-doped titanium dioxide light activated bleachin...

Bleach vs. Bubbles: Assessing the Impact of the Bathroom Environment on Eczema

Purpose: Evaluate the impact of cleaning the bathroom environment on the severity of eczema. Determine if part of the efficacy of bleach baths may be in cleaning the bathroom. Record data ...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Chromic acid (H2Cr2O7), dipotassium salt. A compound having bright orange-red crystals and used in dyeing, staining, tanning leather, as bleach, oxidizer, depolarizer for dry cells, etc. Medically it has been used externally as an astringent, antiseptic, and caustic. When taken internally, it is a corrosive poison.

Mercury chloride (HgCl2). A highly toxic compound that volatizes slightly at ordinary temperature and appreciably at 100 degrees C. It is corrosive to mucous membranes and used as a topical antiseptic and disinfectant.

Corrosive oxidant, explosive; additive to diesel and rocket fuels; causes skin and lung irritation; proposed war gas. A useful reagent for studying the modification of specific amino acids, particularly tyrosine residues in proteins. Has also been used for studying carbanion formation and for detecting the presence of double bonds in organic compounds.

A class of drugs that act by inhibition of sodium influx through cell membranes. Blockade of sodium channels slows the rate and amplitude of initial rapid depolarization, reduces cell excitability, and reduces conduction velocity.

Used formerly as antimicrobial food additive. It causes mutations in many cell cultures and may be carcinogenic.

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 


DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topic

Healthcare
Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, a...


Searches Linking to this Article