Corpus ID: 53071674

Improved Control of Microbial Exposure Hazards in Hospitals: A 30-Month Field Study

  title={Improved Control of Microbial Exposure Hazards in Hospitals: A 30-Month Field Study},
  author={L. Ayers and C. Jacobson and C. Smith},
  • L. Ayers, C. Jacobson, C. Smith
  • Published 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • The microbial colonization of environmental surfaces in hospitals and other buildings can produce infective, allergenic, and toxigenic risks for occupants. Traditional disinfectant/sanitizer formulations do not provide sustained control of microbial contamination at low levels and their extended use is potentially dangerous to man and the environment. This study evaluates the effectiveness of a new class of antimicrobial agents that covalently bond to surfaces and are not chemically reactive… CONTINUE READING
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