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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.
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Name: The Journal of hospital infection
Transmission of healthcare-associated infections caused by antibiotic- and multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogens (e.g. Methicillin-resistant (MRSA), ) are a major concern in patient care facilities. D...
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...
We evaluated the efficacy of a new disinfectant product, HLE, to inhibit multiple species of planktonic and biofilm bacterial cultures. The HLE disinfectant comprised of EDTA, lactic acid and hydrogen...
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 ...
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...
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) ...
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.
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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.
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...