The Difference Between Clean And Sanitary First of all
There is a difference between clean and sanitary.
“Clean”, means that soil and food are visibly removed from surfaces.
“Sanitized” it means that those surfaces have a reduction of pathogens. There still may be microorganisms present, but they are at safe levels.
”Sterilization” refers to any process that eliminates, removes, kills, or deactivates all forms of life and other biological agents (such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, spore forms, prions, unicellular eukaryotic organisms such as Plasmodium, etc.) present in a specified region, such as a surface, a volume of fluid, medication
•quats have the ability to insert into the bacterial phospholipid bilayer and disrupt membrane integrity. The cationic charge of quats appears to confer their antimicrobial properties.
•For well over a century, public health officials have been pushing regular hand washing with soap as one of the most effective methods of inhibiting the spread of disease and infection. The result of physical, as opposed to biological processes, proper hand washing with regular soap will thoroughly remove bacteria.
•Rubs are leave-on products, or hand “sanitizers,” as well as antiseptic wipes. These products are intended to be used when soap and water are not available, and are left on and not rinsed off with water.
Prepared by: Pharmacist. Ruba Noueddin