Clorox has first EPA-registered bleach to kill <I>C. diff</I>
April 8, 2009
OAKLAND, CA — Clorox Commercial Solutions® Ultra Clorox® Germicidal Bleach is the first and only product to obtain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for killing Clostridium difficle (C. diff) spores on hard, non-porous surfaces, according to a press release.
A study by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) found that C. diff infection rates are 6.5 to 20 times higher than previous estimates and costs health care institutions $17.6 to $51.5 million each day, the release stated.
C. diff spores can persist in the environment for many months and are highly resistant to many disinfecting formulations, until now, the release noted.
Ultra Clorox Germicidal Bleach is registered for use in all 50 states to effectively kill C. diff spores, the release added.
For more information on Ultra Clorox Germicidal Bleach, visit www.cloroxprofessional.com/cdiff.
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