ARE YOU SURE CHEMICAL CLEANERS ARE SAFE FOR YOUR FAMILY?

NEXT TIME, READ THE LABEL WHEN YOU BUY CHEMICAL CLEANERS AND DISINFECTANTS ARE YOU SURE THESE PRODUCTS ARE SAFE FOR YOUR FAMILY? profmicrobe.com The following warnings and “precautionary statements” appeared on the label of Lysol disinfectant wipes sold in a major American DIY chain in 2020 - DO NOT USE AS A DIAPER WIPE OR FOR PERSONAL CLEANSING. THIS IS NOT A BABY WIPE! - FOR PLASTIC AND...

I called Poison Control, My story. By Kathy C.

Prof. Microbe, Let me begin by saying that I am a bit of a "cleaning" freak! I will look for things to clean and "clean" is never clean enough!! A few years ago, I thought I read somewhere that if you use toilet bowl cleaner and bleach on tub grout, it would clean really well. So, I outlined all the grout with toilet bowl cleaner and splashed bleach everywhere. Immediately, I knew I had made a...

The Peril of cleaning with chemical disinfectants

COVID-19 REVEALS THE SUPERIORITY OF MICROBIAL CLEANERS OVER CHEMICAL CLEANERS AND DISINFECTANTS April 22, 2020 Dr. Patricia O’Neill This week, a new study of chemical cleaners and disinfectants was published by the CDC and reported on by Time magazine. It pointed out that the use of these products had expanded in the U.S. following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and asked whether...

Corona Virus News From Boston Part-1

Hi everyone, I wanted to check in and give you some updates from the Boston hospitals. Please read to the end. In the past few weeks, as things have buckled down, we clinical research assistants have been hoping to work remotely. This is not because, as young adults, we are at risk of becoming critically ill. It is to prevent social interactions with people and creating increased exposure for...

Corona Virus News From Boston Part-2

I want to update you on my position as a health care worker. Aside from essential restaurant and retail staff, serving people who may need to make urgent purchases, health care workers are some of the only people in the country going to work right now, and that is on a limited and as-needed basis. As clinical research assistants, we just received word from our director that as hospital workers...

Dirty Little Secret

Government agency cannot guarantee efficacy of registered disinfectants​ The Healthcare Industry’s Dirty Secret Moore, J. (2020) Dirty Secret: Government agency cannot guaranty efficacy of registered disinfectants. Canadian Healthcare Facilities, (Winter 2019-2020) 40(1), 28-29. By John C. Moore Canadian Hospital Study A new study based on a survey of Canadian hospitals revealed that...