New Clorox® Disinfectant is EPA-Registered to Kill Both Known Strains of MRSA


OAKLAND, Calif. – While methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been an issue in healthcare settings for years, community-acquired (CA-MRSA) outbreaks in the community have been on the rise, with the greatest risk in community settings such as fitness clubs, in sports teams, at schools and daycare centers. This month, The Clorox Company will launch Clorox® Pro Quaternary All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner, a disinfectant that is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered to kill germs, including healthcare-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) and CA-MRSA.

Clorox® Pro Quaternary All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner is a one-step, labor-saving solution for killing both strains of MRSA as well as a variety of other illness-causing germs, such as hepatitis B and C, avian influenza A, HIV-1 and HIV-2, SARS-associated Coronavirus, Rotavirus, Salmonella enterica and E. coli. This hospital-grade disinfectant is also designed to be a powerful cleaner with a no-rinse pH-neutral, bleach-free formula.

“This product offers confidence to those professionals who want to help reduce the spread of germs in their environment, particularly those who are vulnerable to a CA-MRSA outbreak,” said Jennifer Case, new business development manager for the Clorox Away from Home Division. “Clorox® Pro Quaternary All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner is EPA registered to kill both healthcare- and community-associated strains of MRSA, and is also a powerful all-in-one cleaner and disinfectant that gives you peace of mind that you are using the right product to disinfect surfaces and help reduce the risk of exposure.”

Clorox® Pro Quaternary All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner can be used on a wide variety of hard, nonporous surfaces and in potential CA-MRSA “hot spots,” including shower stalls, exercise equipment and mats, whirlpool units, steam rooms, artificial turf and helmets, outdoor play equipment – as well as surfaces in other work environments, such as desks, bathrooms, handles and tables.

As a quaternary (bleach-free) formula, it can be used to clean and disinfect a wide variety of surfaces such as floors, stainless steel, sealed granite, glazed ceramic tiles, shower stalls and plastic and metal surfaces. The product is offered in a dilutable formula (1ounce per gallon of water) and there is no rinsing required. It also meets OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen standards for HBV and HIV.

Clorox® Pro Quaternary All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner will be available starting May 2008.  It can be purchased by contacting an authorized Clorox distributor. Visit or call (888) 797-7225 for more information.

Source: The Clorox Company



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