THE RISK OF CROSS CONTAMINATION AND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

28.10.2020

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THE RISK OF CROSS CONTAMINATION AND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT

Cross contamination is the unintended transmission of bacteria, viruses or other microorganisms from one object to the other, with all its harmful effects. This has mostly been an important topic for any healthcare environment such as hospitals, home care, elderly care etc. However, we see the importance of this topic increasing during the Covid-19 outbreak even in other sectors such as building care, foodservice and others.

Research shows that more than 90% of textile mops and wipes still contain hazardous amounts of bacteria after laundering them. With this knowledge it is not so surprising that these traditional textile cloths spread more than 30% germs they absorb in one area and then leave behind onto the next surface or object.

With our 50+ years of experience in the professional cleaning sector we advise organizations to use cleaning solutions that ensure the permanent removal and disposal of bacteria rather than the transmission of it from one surface to the other with laundered cloths. When applied as instructed, our disposable mops and wipes have proven to be excellent for the infection prevention and control and are most hygienic for any application such as hospitals but also other vital areas.

Unlike the traditional woven/ textile floor mops, the WET2GO® floor mops ensure that the bacteria are trapped in the mop and not released onto the next surface. Due to the microfiber based open structure, the dirt gets soaked up into the mop and the surface remains clean and streak free. The advanced barrier film creates a hygienic barricade between the dirt and the frame to which the mop is attached. This ensures the cleaning frame remains perfectly clean and is therefore very hygienic.

Never before has optimizing cleaning solutions been more vital than it is today during the Covid-19 pandemic which is affecting all of us drastically. The general awareness and knowledge about important but sometimes forgotten issues such as cross-contamination risks in cleaning has increased, which is a positive development to increase the overall hygiene.

Do you want to know more about this topic or do you want to learn more about our solutions, contact us at info@flash.nl.

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