Hydrogen Peroxide vs Traditional Cleaning
The iHP fogging process provides a number of advantages over traditional manual cleaning methods
- the hydrogen peroxide vapour will ensure all difficult-to-reach areas are thoroughly decontaminated
- eliminates the human error associated with manual cleaning practices
- it is an automated “no-touch” process so removes risk of cross-contamination
- ionised hydrogen peroxide provides a greater level of biological kill than other manually applied disinfectants
A number of studies have been completed to compare the efficacy of hydrogen peroxide with traditional cleaning methods. The results are conclusive that hydrogen peroxide is superior on all counts. You can request a copy of any of these studies by clicking here
Reference: Comparison of the Efficacy of a Hydrogen Peroxide Dry-Mist Disinfection System and Sodium Hypochlorite Solution. Barbut F, Menuet D, Verachten M, Girou E
Summary: Only 50% of samples showed a decrease in contamination after a manual clean. This compares with 91% of samples from rooms that were fogged with hydrogen peroxide.
Reference: An Evaluation of Environmental Decontamination With Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour for Reducing the Risk of Patient Acquisition of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
Summary: Based on a study lasting 30 months it was shown that for infected rooms treated with hydrogen peroxide, incoming patients were 64% less likely to acquire MDRO’s and 80% less likely to acquire VRE.
Reference: Activity of a dry mist hydrogen peroxide system against environmental Clostridium difficile. Shapey S, Machin K, Levi K, Boswell TC
Summary: Demonstrated a 94% reduction in the number of c-diff samples