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Area Decontamination Technology

Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide and Germicidal UV Light

Suboptimal environmental cleaning in healthcare facilities has given rise to the development of new technologies such as vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) and UV germicidal light to supplement hygiene practices and help combat healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

  • Suboptimal environmental hygiene plays a role in the transmission of HAIs
  • New technologies in the marketplace serve as adjuncts to manual cleaning
  • VHP and UV light show promise but further study is warranted