ALBANY, NY — The following survey is presented by the Cleaning Industry Research Institute International (CIRI) in preparation for its upcoming Fall 2011 symposium, "Cleaning & Disinfection: The Science, Practice & Controversy," to be held November 9-11 in Atlanta, Georgia, according to a press release.
The survey has been designed to gauge industry knowledge of disinfection and its requirements while stimulating creative thought and discussion on this conversional topic, the release stated.
"There is a renewed interest in antibacterial technologies, antimicrobial products, disinfectants and sanitizing cleaners," said Dr. Steven Spivak, chair of CIRI''s Science Advisory Council.
"One reason for that is the expanding supply of antimicrobial technologies, which now is up to 15 or 20 different types and methods. Previously, the average cleaner, building service contractor and restorer knew antimicrobials primarily as ''quats,'' phenolics, alcohol and blends. Today, there is an explosion of types, claims and hype regarding all healthy cleaning products, methods, equipment and systems — with or without chemical disinfection," Spivak added.
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