DISINFECTION

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jachmoody
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DISINFECTION

Would like to know if others agree that rotation of disinfectants--with alternating pH etc--is unneccessary?

jim achmoody

Richard Taylor
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Do you not think it's a good

Do you not think it's a good strategy for reducing the chance of resistance being developed to the disinfectant / disinfection regieme?

jachmoody
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mishmash wrote:Do you not

mishmash wrote:

Do you not think it's a good strategy for reducing the chance of resistance being developed to the disinfectant / disinfection regieme?

We just havn't seen the need for the rotation--hypochlorite[for non-metallic surfaces] and phenol[for ss surfaces] are inexpensive and work well--even after fungal harvests of high sporulating genera like Aspergillus etc.

Ramani Aswath
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jachmoody wrote:mishmash

jachmoody wrote:

mishmash wrote:
Do you not think it's a good strategy for reducing the chance of resistance being developed to the disinfectant / disinfection regieme?

We just havn't seen the need for the rotation--hypochlorite[for non-metallic surfaces] and phenol[for ss surfaces] are inexpensive and work well--even after fungal harvests of high sporulating genera like Aspergillus etc.

We make various biomedical devices in India. With high temperature and high RH we found that phenol (As a regular disinfectant), Dettol, and Savlon (less frequent) and occasional fumigation with formaldehyde-permanganate work satisfactorily.

Ramani

jachmoody
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Thanks for the reply--figured

Thanks for the reply--figured others would have had similar results to ours--it saves considerable expense and is validatable.

jim

Deepu
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It's a myth that we have to

It's a myth that we have to use different disinfectants to avoid resistance. While rotating different disinfectants we have to decide the right concentration, otherwise it will backfire.
The better way is to stick to one disinfectant,use your environment monitoring results as the watch dog and reassess the efficasy in case of outlier results.