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Spate of Staph Infections Highlight the Need for Thorough, Consistent Cleaning Regimen at Home, at School and at Work
Date:10/29/2007

Use of Proven Disinfectant Products Is A Key Element To An Effective Hygiene Protocol. So-Called "Green" Alternatives May Not Be As Effective

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent outbreak of staph infections in schools throughout the country serves as an important reminder of the importance of routine, thorough cleaning and targeted disinfection of buildings where a large number of people constantly live, work or play. This includes schools, office buildings and hospitals. Also, because bacteria and viruses such as salmonella, E. Coli, influenza and staph can be brought into the home and live on hard surfaces such as kitchen and bathroom counters, doorknobs and stair rails, it is important to clean and disinfect the home using the proper products as well.

"Hand washing is an important deterrent to disease transmission, but disinfecting cleaning products kill bacteria and viruses that soap and water alone will not," said Chris Cathcart, President of the Consumer Specialty Products Association. "Disinfectant products serve as an important part of a hygiene program for the home just as they do for institutions such as hospitals, restaurants and schools. Many people are considering using "green" alternatives to these tried and true cleaning products. Some public authorities, such as school districts, are even contemplating mandating their use. Studies have shown that the most commonly recommended alternatives are not effective against germs that cause disease. When making such decisions, it is important to consider the true effectiveness of alternatives in helping to prevent the spread of potentially deadly diseases."

Disinfectant products can kill even antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Real-life studies have confirmed that the use of disinfectant products does not contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance which is often associated with the frequent use of antibiotic drugs. At the same time, the use of disinfectant products plays an important role in public safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes the role that these products play in public health and recommends their use in disease prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/ounceofprevention). They also are recognized as an essential element in ensuring the integrity of the nation's food supply. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ensures that disinfectant products are labeled appropriately as to their intended use, risks and other helpful information. For additional information about the use of disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses, please visit http://www.aboutgerms.com.

The Consumer Specialty Products Association is a non-profit national trade association representing approximately 260 companies engaged in the manufacture, formulation, distribution and sale of hundreds of familiar consumer products. It is organized into seven divisions: Aerosol Products, Air Care, Antimicrobial Products, Cleaning Products, Pest Management Products, Industrial and Automotive Specialty Chemicals, and Polishes and Floor Maintenance.


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