Ecolab Inc.'s AdvaCare Disinfectant laundry disinfectant has received U.S. EPA approval for this laundry disinfection claim.
“Preventing HAIs is essential for patient safety and the overall success of a healthcare facility,” said Chris Smith, vice president and general manager, Textile Care for North and South America. “With an increasing number of pathogen sources being recognized in healthcare settings, every mode of transmission must be addressed to protect patients. AdvaCare Disinfectant works to minimize the risk of transmitting HAIs by killing microorganisms of concern on the linen and preventing cross-contamination in the wash water.”
AdvaCare Disinfectant is an EPA-registered laundry disinfectant – registration number 1677-193 – and it is registered in all 50 states. The concentrate formulation is approved for use in commercial, institutional, healthcare and industrial laundry operations. The current EPA-approved master label for AdvaCare Disinfectant contains use directions to kill C. diff spores on contaminated laundry and in the wash water when added to the laundering process. This claim is currently being reviewed by state-level agencies, including the California Department of Pesticide Registration (CDPR).
In addition to protecting against harmful organisms, AdvaCare Disinfectant is an effective and sustainable oxidizer solution, producing whiter whites and extending linen life compared to alternative oxidizers.