ATP as a marker for surface contamination of biological origin in schools and as a potential approach to the measurement of cleaning effectiveness.

@article{Shaughnessy2013ATPAA,
  title={ATP as a marker for surface contamination of biological origin in schools and as a potential approach to the measurement of cleaning effectiveness.},
  author={Richard J. Shaughnessy and Eugene C. Cole and Demetrios J. Moschandreas and Ulla Haverinen-Shaughnessy},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={
          336-46
        }
}
To address the need for a quantitative approach to the measurement of cleaning effectiveness, related to biologically derived surface contamination, three commercially available adenosine triphosphate (ATP) test systems were used to collect multiple samples measured in relative light units (RLUs) from 27 elementary schools in the southwestern United States before and after a standardized cleaning protocol. The database consisted of 6480 ATP measurements from four critical surfaces (student… CONTINUE READING
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