Enhancements added to bleach germicidal disinfectants

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Clorox Healthcare has said it has voluntarily tested its ready-to-use bleach disinfectants using Environmental Protection Agency recommended standards.

Clorox Healthcare's Bleach Germicidal Wipes and its Bleach Germicidal Cleaners are now EPA-registered to kill C. difficile spores in three minutes. They gained new disinfection claims for pathogens including SARS-associated Coronavirus (SARS-CoV).

The cleaners also work against Influenza A and B viruses, the company said.

“At Clorox Healthcare, we are dedicated to safeguarding patient environments and continuously strive to ensure our surface disinfectants meet the needs of the ever-changing healthcare environment,” said Lynda Lurie, Director-Marketing, Clorox Healthcare. “We made these changes proactively so that healthcare professionals can be prepared for whatever comes through their doors, wherever care is delivered.”

The bleach germicidal wipes are EPA-registered to kill 58 microorganisms in three minutes or less, while the bleach germicidal cleaners are registered to kill 50 microorganisms in three minutes or less.