At the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2017 annual conference, Clorox Healthcare announced enhancements to two of its disinfectants. Reformulated Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectants and Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes continue to offer the same powerful disinfection efficacy that hospitals trust, now with improved surface compatibility and visibly less residue.

“At Clorox Healthcare we are constantly innovating, continuously working to improve our industry-leading product portfolio to meet the evolving needs of the health care environment. We are committed to providing the efficacy, compatibility and aesthetics that health care facilities need to provide optimal patient care,” says Laurie Rabens, senior product manager-marketing, Clorox Healthcare. “For years Clorox Healthcare has led the field with disinfectants that health care facilities trust for their broad efficacy, fast kill times and ease of use. Now we’ve optimized those products for an even better user and patient experience.”

Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes and Sprays offer the fastest non-bleach disinfecting times available for over 40 microorganisms and are noncorrosive to hard and soft surfaces commonly found in health care facilities. They are formulated for superior patient and staff comfort with no harsh chemical fumes or odors.

Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes, which kill 58 microorganisms, including Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) spores, in three minutes or less, have been optimized for extended usage in health care facilities with improved surface compatibility and less residue compared with competitor bleach disinfectant wipes.

These product enhancements build on a legacy of innovation in ready-to-use cleaner-disinfectants engineered to eliminate the need for tradeoffs between efficacy and surface compatibility.

Clorox Healthcare offers a portfolio of EPA-registered surface cleaner-disinfectants, in addition to UV technology, to provide health care facilities with a comprehensive approach to environmental hygiene for HAI prevention.

The company also offers Clorox Healthcare Compatible, a resource that helps health care facilities identify cleaning and disinfecting solutions that are compatible with the surfaces most commonly found in health care settings and helps manufacturers ensure that their products align with essential infection prevention protocols.

Through the Clorox Healthcare Compatible program, Clorox Healthcare works with medical equipment manufacturers to provide complementary screening of a broad platform of chemistries, surface compatibility expertise and access to a third-party lab for testing to help ensure health care facilities can feel confident the disinfecting products they use to reduce the risk of HAIs won’t damage surfaces and equipment, and equipment manufacturers can provide the best instructions for the maintenance, cleaning and care of their products.