|Type:||Medical Surface Disinfectant||Season:||All-Season|
|Feature:||Sustainable, Stocked||Certificate:||ISO, MSDS|
|Instrument Classification:||Class I||Function:||Surface Cleaning Disinfectant Liquid|
Medical Surface Disinfectant Decontaminant Cleaner 1 Gal Capacity
Formaldehyde – primarily available as a water-based solution called formalin, which contains 37% formaldehyde by weight – is used as a high-level disinfectant and sterilant. Formaldehyde exerts its bactericidal, tuberculocidal, fungicidal, virucidal and sporicidal effects in the aqueous state, as well as in combination with low-temperature steam.
“The US Department of Health and Human Services announced the Partnership for Patients initiative to reduce HAIs.”
This extremely reactive chemical’s mechanism of action is attributed to its interactive and cross-linking properties with protein, DNA and RNA in vitro, resulting in the disruption of DNA synthesis. It can also penetrate bacterial spores.
Formaldehyde has been traditionally used to sterilise equipment such as surgical instruments and haemodialysers in combination with alcohols. Paraformaldehyde, a solid polymer of formaldehyde, is used in combination with low-temperature steam for the disinfection of heat-sensitive medical equipment.
Exposure hazards and the potential carcinogenic effects of formaldehyde have limited its healthcare uses recently, while next-generation aldehydes such as glutaraldehyde and o-phthalaldehyde, with better sporicidal activity, faster onset of action and lesser exposure effects, have replaced formaldehyde in the disinfection manuals of most healthcare establishments.
|Application / Usage||Multi Surface, Multipurpose|
|Cleaner Volume||32 fl oz (1 quart)|
|Features||Disinfectant, Non-corrosive, Virucidal, Anti-bacterial|
|Product Type||Surface Cleaner|
|Recommended Use||Odor Remover, Virus Remover, Bacteria Remover, Soil Remover, Grime Remover, Blood Remover|