Sporicidal activity of hospital disinfectants.

  title={Sporicidal activity of hospital disinfectants.},
  author={J. C. Kelsey and I H Mackinnon and I M Maurer},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={27 8},
The sporicidal activity of hospital disinfectants was tested using two methods of test and two species of spores. Alcoholic hypochlorite and glutaraldehyde (Cidex) showed some sporicidal activity; the first was the more effective. Iodophors, formalin, and phenolics were less effective, in descending order. Chlorhexidine showed no activity.A freshly prepared solution containing 50% methanol and sufficient sodium hypochlorite to provide 2000 parts per million available chlorine in distilled water… CONTINUE READING

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