When it comes to technology, most of us would agree that newer is better. After all, you wouldn’t want your state-of-the art facility to be full of technology from the 1920s, and it would be hard to imagine functioning without modern phones and computers and everything else we can no longer live without! However, a lot of people rely on outdated disinfectant technologies, such as bleach, which can pose threats to the safety of your patients and staff. Newer alternatives, such as Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®), have emerged as a solution to some of the problems with these older disinfectant technologies. Let’s break down how AHP® works:
- Hydrogen peroxide – The active ingredient in AHP® is hydrogen peroxide, which acts as a powerful disinfectant. However, the hydrogen peroxide levels in AHP® are at least 6 times lower than regular hydrogen peroxide that you can buy at the pharmacy. The result of this is a non-toxic, non-irritating, gentle disinfectant that can confidently kill pathogens, while putting the safety of your patients and staff front and center. In addition to the active ingredient, AHP® contains other commonly-used, safe ingredients, bringing us into our next category…
- Surfactants – Many older disinfectants require pre-cleaning prior to use, and are easily inactivated by organic matter. AHP® contains surfactants (detergents) that interact with soil particles to remove them from surfaces. This enables AHP® to power through in the presence of dirt, keeping your sanitation process simple.
- Stabilizing agents – By itself, hydrogen peroxide tends to break down right away before it has time to disinfect. To overcome this, AHP® is formulated with stabilizing agents that allow the hydrogen peroxide to kill pathogens quickly, while remaining stable and staying wet on surfaces throughout the duration of its contact time. This can help you save valuable time and resources, by eliminating the need to reapply your disinfectant.
Traditional disinfectants have forced you to compromise between safety, efficacy, cleaning ability and stability. New technologies, such as AHP®, bring all of these factors into one easy step, bringing cleaning and disinfection into the 21st Century.