18 May 2016 Industry Roundtable: Sporicides, Quaternary Ammonium Compounds and Advanced Hydrogen Peroxide.
AHP® helps hospitals reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), an expensive, dangerous problem that becomes more serious each year. Today’s disinfecting technologies actually contribute to this problem by allowing hospitals to think they’re cleaner than they are. Another concern with many of the disinfectants used today are the threat they pose to human health such as association of quaternary ammonium compounds (QUATs) or chlorine releasing compounds such as bleach with increased rates of occupational asthma. The Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®) technology has been designed to combat the current shortcomings of other disinfectant technologies. AHP® is a synergistic blend of low levels of hydrogen peroxide, surfactants and other inerts that when combined together provide the perfect balance between safety and efficacy. With only one application needed for efficient pathogen kill and compliance with federal regulations the patented technology uses the power of oxidation to clean and disinfect surfaces as it dries slowly to ensure disinfection has occurred. Lastly, AHP® is a non-hazardous cleaner and disinfectant that is gentle on people, equipment and the environment. AHP® has been proven to be non-toxic and non-irritating to the skin and eyes and does not require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at the in-use dilutions. Furthermore, AHP® does not produce any noxious fumes and is fragrance free and the active ingredient in AHP® is hydrogen peroxide which breaks down into oxygen and water and leaves no active residues behind ensuring it will not negatively impact indoor air quality or the environment.
— Olivia Lattimore, clinical and technical services specialist, Virox Technologies Inc.