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Validation and Comparison of Three Adenosine Triphosphate Luminometers for Monitoring Hospital Surface Sanitization: a Rosetta Stone for Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Testing

December 18, 2012

The application of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) luminometry for monitoring sanitized hospital surfaces is an evolving infection control practice. The goal of this study is to validate and compare 3 commercially available ATP luminometry, swab, rapid-test systems for use in hospital surface sanitization testing. Regulatory agencies may consider this a point-of-care laboratory test; it is therefore imperative that validation criteria are established.

How IEQ Affects Health, Productivity

August 30, 2012

This article estimates the nationwide improvements in health and productivity potentially attainable by providing better indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in U.S. buildings. Estimates include the potential reductions in three categories of health effects, the associated economic benefits, and the potential direct improvements in productivity not mediated through health.

Economic Impact of an Infection Control Education Program in a Specialized Preschool Setting

August 28, 2012

Abstract Objective   To assess the economic impact, from a societal perspective, of a multidimensional infection control education program (ICEP) in a preschool for children with Down syndrome. Methods   Krilov et al implemented a comprehensive ICEP in a specialized preschool setting and reported a …

Failure of Ionized Water Produced by Activeion Ionator to Kill Potential Harmful Bacteria

July 15, 2012

Ionized water produced by the Activeion Ionator system does not kill tough, aquatic bacteria that may contaminate the system. The use of this system may increase the risk of spreading resistant, potential harmful bacteria to the surfaces and into the air.

Study Shows TANCS Steam Vapor System Disinfects Through a Variety of Textile Types

July 14, 2012

A surface disinfecting study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, is noteworthy in that it demonstrated consistent disinfection of surfaces by application of TANCS® steam vapor even when using a variety of different cloth or textile applicators.

UV-visible Marker Confirms Environmental Persistence of Clostridium Difficile Spores in Toilets

May 11, 2012

Abstract   UV-visible marker confirms that environmental persistence of Clostridium difficile spores in toilets of patients with C. difficile-associated diarrhea is associated with lack of compliance with cleaning protocol.   Background An ultraviolet visible marker (UVM) was used to assess the cleaning compliance of housekeeping …

Bacterial Amplification and In-Place Carpet Drying: Implications for Category 1 Water Intrusion Restoration

May 11, 2012

Abstract   The study described in this article investigated whether in-place carpet drying processes resulted in bacterial amplification following water intrusion from a clean water source (category 1) in a residential indoor environment. Bacterial amplification was examined after wetting a 10-year old carpet and pad …

Evaluation of a Low-Cost Electrostatic Dust Fall Collector for Indoor Air Endotoxin Exposure Assessment

April 23, 2012

Abstract   Exposure to endotoxin in home environments has become a key issue in asthma and allergy research. Most studies have analyzed floor or mattress dust endotoxin, but its validity as a proxy for airborne exposure is unknown, while active airborne dust sampling is not …