Peer Reviewed Studies

Diversey Care is a leader in information including having published a number of peer reviewed studies

A compilation of studies and articles on cleaning practices, efficacy and safety of certain chemistries.

The value of ready-to-use disinfectant wipes: Compliance, employee time, and costs

Assessment of RTU wipes and value they bring in compliance, costs, and labor vs cotton cloths and bucket method.  To read full article visit:

http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(13)01316-3/abstract

The value of ready-to-use disinfectant wipes: Compliance, employee time, and costs

Assessment of RTU wipes and value they bring in compliance, costs, and labor vs cotton cloths and bucket method.  To read full article visit:

http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(13)01316-3/abstract

Efficacy of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide against important healthcare-associated pathogens

This article  demonstrates the superior efficacy of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide disinfectants vs. other disinfectants on key healthcare associated pathogens. 
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Rutala AJIC June 2010 Role of the Environment

This article focuses on the role of surface contamination in the transmission of 3 emerging nosocomialpathogens: NorovirusC. difficile, and Acinetobacter spp and literature supporting the use of EPA registered disinfectants for helping to control environmental transmission.

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AJIC - Omidbakhsh Sporicidal Activity of Surface Disinfectants Nov 2010

Available and fast-acting sporicides are generally corrosive and unsafe for both humans and the environment. The objective of the study was to compare a newly developed AHP-based Surface Sporicidal Agent that carries superior occupational health and compatibility profiles with to differing concentrations of Chlorine bleach.

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Survey of HBsAg-positive pregnant women and their infants regarding measures to prevent maternal-infantile transmission

The objective was to select a cleaning agent that had microbial killing ability that did not require an additional rinse step after application and had some C. difficile sporicidal activity within a short period of time.  The evidence from this study shows that the Oxivir Tb formulation is a useful alternative to bleach for surface killing of C. difficile spores.
 
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Modeling microbial survival in buildup biofilm for complex medical devices

This study compares the disinfectant efficacy and microbial eradication of oxidizing-based disinfectant chemistries such as Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide and cross-linking agents such as gluteraldehyde against both traditional and build-up biofilm.
 
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Identification by Quantitative Carrier Test of Surrogate Spore-Forming Bacteria To assess Sporicidal Chemicals for Use against Bacillus anthracis

Six strains of Bacillus anthracis (four virulent and two avirulent) were compared with four other types of spore-forming bacteria for their resistance to liquid chemical sporicides (sodium hypochlorite, accelerated hydrogen peroxide, chlorine dioxide and peracetic acid).

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An Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide Based Microbicide for Manual Disinfection of Heat Sensitive Semi-Critical Medical Devices

The focus of this study was to assess the antimicrobial activity, stability and materials compatibility of a newly-developed AHP-based high level disinfectant in simulated reuse conditions. 

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Is skin irritancy of the hand wash products solely related to their pH?

The study was designed to dispel the long-held notion that pH levels were directly related to skin irritancy through a scientific examination of the effects of pH on skin of five formulations.

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