Biocides and decontamination agents including sporicides for decontamination in hospitals

E.S. Gilchrist, P. J. Collier

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    This chapter addresses the role of microbicides (biocides) in the decontamination and disinfection of clinical instruments and clinical environments. The chapter investigates the current advice given to and by local NHS trusts in the United Kingdom and the role of governmental and European Union regulation in the testing and use of such biocides. The chapter also outlines a set of principles designed to allow the infection control practitioner to identify suitable biocides for use in varying clinical situations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDecontamination in hospitals and healthcare
    EditorsJimmy Walker
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherWoodhead Publishing
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic) 9780081025666
    ISBN (Print)9780081025659
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2019

    Publication series

    NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials
    PublisherWoodhead Publishing
    ISSN (Print)2049-9485
    ISSN (Electronic)2049-9493


    • Decontamination
    • Disinfection
    • Clinical
    • Environmental
    • Microbicides


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