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Background: The emergence of Clostridium difficile as a major nosocomial pathogen points to the need for safe, effective, and fast-acting environmental sporicides for infection prevention and control. Available and fast-acting sporicides are generally corrosive and unsafe for both humans and the environment. Methods: We evaluated chlorine bleach (500 and 5000 ppm) and a gel containing 4.5% of accelerated hydrogen peroxide against the spores of C difficile and its surrogates Bacillus subtilis and Clostridium sporogenes with contact times of 1, 5, and 10 minutes at 20°C ± 2°C using a quantitative carrier test (QCT-2), which is a standard (ASTME2197) of American Society for Testing and Materials International. Results: The gel and the higher level of bleach inactivated ≥6-log10 of viable spores of all 3 types in 10 minutes but were unable to do so after 1 and 5 minutes. The lower level of bleach showed virtually no activity even after 10 minutes. The gel could keep the treated surface wet for the entire 10 minutes, whereas the bleach became visibly dry in approximately 4 minutes and needed reapplication. Conclusion: The gel, with no off-gassing and designed especially for use on toilet bowls to allow for the required dwell time on vertical surfaces with one application, is a potential alternative to high levels of bleach. Copyright © 2010 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., and the Society for Healthcare. Epidemiology of America. Source


An aqueous disinfecting solution, a concentrated version of the solution, and a dry powdered composition which may be dissolved in water to provide the solution. The solution has a pH of from 0.6 to 7 and comprises (a) hydrogen peroxide in a concentration of from 0.01 to 6% w/w; and (b) at least one component chosen from cyclic carboxylic acids and aromatic alcohols, in a concentration of from 0.01 to 10% w/w, all based on the total weight of the solution. The cyclic carboxylic acids are preferably 2-furan carboxylic acid, benzoic acid and salicylic acid and the aromatic alcohol is preferably benzyl alcohol. Furthermore, the solution may contain surfactants, corrosion inhibitors, hydrotropes, cation sequestering agents, hydrogen peroxide stabilizers, solvents, thickeners, skin conditioning agents, antifoams, and pH buffers.


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Virox Technologies Inc. | Date: 2016-04-19

All purpose cleaning preparations. All purpose disinfectants.


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Virox Technologies Inc. | Date: 2011-02-08

A skin disinfectant in ready-to-use concentrated liquid or dry powdered form. Ready-to-use liquid forms have a pH of from about 2 to about 6 and include:


An aqueous disinfecting solution, a concentrated version of the solution, and a dry powdered composition which may be dissolved in water to provide the solution. The solution has a pH of from 0.6 to 7 and comprises (a) hydrogen peroxide in a concentration of from 0.01 to 6% w/w; and (b) at least one component chosen from cyclic carboxylic acids and aromatic alcohols, in a concentration of from 0.01 to 10% w/w, all based on the total weight of the solution. The cyclic carboxylic acids are preferably 2-furan carboxylic acid, benzoic acid and salicylic acid and the aromatic alcohol is preferably benzyl alcohol. Furthermore, the solution may contain surfactants, corrosion inhibitors, hydrotropes, cation sequestering agents, hydrogen peroxide stabilizers, solvents, thickeners, skin conditioning agents, antifoams, and pH buffers.

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