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Evaluation of vaporized hydrogen peroxide, Citrox and pH neutral Ecasol for decontamination of an enclosed area: a pilot study.

Abstract

Hydrogen peroxide, Ecasol and Citrox aerosols were each tested for their ability to kill a range of nosocomial pathogens. Hydrogen peroxide had the broadest microbicidal activity but operational issues limit its use. Ecasol was effective against all micro-organisms, except Clostridium difficile, while Citrox aerosols were not effective against Gram-negative bacilli.

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  • Authors

    Galvin S, Boyle M, Russell RJ, Coleman DC, Creamer E, O'Gara JP, Fitzgerald-Hughes D, Humphreys H

    Institution

    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Education and Research Centre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. sandragalvin@rcsi.ie

    Source

    The Journal of hospital infection 80:1 2012 Jan pg 67-70

    MeSH

    Aerosols
    Bacteria
    Colony Count, Microbial
    Decontamination
    Disinfectants
    Hydrogen Peroxide
    Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
    Hypochlorous Acid
    Microbial Viability
    Pilot Projects

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22130097