No Time for Dwell Time?

3-minAll disinfectants are tested and labeled according to specific amount of time they must be in contact with a surface to kill specific microbes. Referred to as dwell time, the amount of time a disinfectant is to remain visibly wet must be stated on the product’s label and remains product specific. For audiologists using wipes and sprays to disinfect horizontal surfaces in between patients (i.e. counseling table, arm rest of chair in audiometric testing booth), it is important to read product labels to gauge necessary contact time to ensure surfaces are properly disinfected.  For a 3-minute germicidal wipe such as Sani-Cloth Plus, treated surfaces must remain visibly wet for a full three minutes to achieve microbial kill claims.  While three minutes isn’t that long of a time, for some really busy clinics this time frame may seem impractical.

long-waitIf you are hearing yourself say “I have no time for a 3-minute dwell time”, consider the new Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant from Oaktree Products.  Available in both towelette  or spray form, this product is only available for resale to professionals and offers the fastest non-bleach contact times for the most common pathogens in the healthcare environment.  The Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant offers 30-second to 1 minute contact times on 32 different bacteria and viruses including E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), HIV-1, and the Hepatitis B virus.  Since the active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide, this product is suitable for hard and soft surfaces including acrylic, plastic, silicone and/or rubber.

30824The premoistened towelettes (item #30824) are packaged in a standard pop-up canister with 95 wipes per canister.  The unique design of the canister enables the product to come packaged without a seal. To open the canister, simply open and pull out the wipe from the center of the roll; the next sheet pops up automatically. When finished using, close the lid to allow the towelettes to retain moisture.  This product is also available in a 32oz pray (item #30828).  To order the Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant and all your other infection control products, contact customer service at Oaktree Products toll free  800.347.1960 or send an email to



About AU Bankaitis

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD is a clinical Audiologist with extensive clinical, research, and business experience within the hearing industry. Dr. Bankaitis created this blog to educate her colleagues on viable product solutions for their patients and/or clinical practice.
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