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1st Edition

Handbook of Disinfectants and Antiseptics

Edited By

Joseph M. Ascenzi

ISBN 9780429176173
Published September 5, 1995 by CRC Press
312 Pages

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Book Description

This work details current medical uses of antiseptics and disinfectants, particularly in the control of hospital-acquired infections. It presents methods for evaluating products to obtain regulatory approval, and examines chemical, physical and microbiological properties as well as the toxicology of the most widely-used commercial chemicals. Formul

Table of Contents

Part 1 Methods: test methodology for evaluation of germicides; a broad-based approach to evaluating topical antiseptics and disinfectants; neutralizer evaluations as control experiments for antimicrobial efficacy studies. Part 2 Application: antiseptics and their role in infection control; disinfectant use in dentistry; contact lens disinfectants and test methods for their evaluation. Part 3 Disinfectants and antiseptics: glutaraldehyde based disinfectants; chlorine and iodine formulations; antimicrobial effects of hydrogen peroxide as an antiseptic and disinfectant; alcohols as antiseptics of hands and skin; chlorohexidine; chloroxylenol (PCMX) - an old-new antimicrobial.

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