Tuesday 2 September 2014

Keeping surfaces microbe free

In order to achieve satisfactory disinfection, a good quality disinfectant is required. An ideal disinfectant should have a high inactivating capacity for a wide range of viruses, such as HIV and hepatitis, as well as being effective against bacteria, including tuberculosis. It should be safe to use and suitable for frequent application. Disinfectants are typically supplied as pre-saturated wipes which may be alcohol-based or non-alcohol based. This article considers the key requirements for a surface disinfectant and examines the comparative advantages of alcohol and non-alcohol wipes.

This is the basis for an article examining good disinfection procedures for dental practices. The article has been written by Tim Sandle and it has been published in the magazine The Dentist.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2014) Keeping surfaces microbe free, The Dentist, June 2014, pp60-61

If you are interested in reading a copy, please contact Tim Sandle.

Posted by Tim Sandle

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