Topic : disinfection

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virucidal

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Demonstrating the ability to kill viruses.

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tuberculocidal

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Able to kill myco-bacterium tuberculosis.

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surfactant

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An acronym for Surface Active Agent; surfactants improve the wetting, absorption, or flow of a liquid on a solid surface.

Keywords: chemicals   disinfection  

sterilizer

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A device or method used as one of the separate steps necessary in the sterilization process.

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sterilization

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A multi-step process that achieves the complete destruction of all living organisms on an object or surface; sterilization is the highest of three levels of decontamination.

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sanitizer

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An agent capable of killing or significantly reducing the number of disease-causing microorganisms on a surface, e.g. cleaning solutions and soaps.

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sanitizable

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The ability to sanitize, or render a surface or object “safe” by general public health standards.

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sanitation

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The killing or significant reduction of the number of disease-causing microorganisms to levels that are considered safe by public health standards; sanitation is the lowest of three levels of decontamination.

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porous

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Containing pores or openings that will cause lower strength; polymers used in the nail industry are all classified as non-porous.

Keywords: disinfection   implements  

germicide

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A germ-killing agent.

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EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A federal organization responsible for regulating disinfectants and other chemical substances.

Keywords: chemicals   disinfection  

disinfection

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The second (or middle) level of decontamination; destroys microorganisms on non-living surfaces (the other methods being sanitation at the lowest and sterilization at the highest).

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disinfectant

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance used to destroy microorganisms on non-living surfaces, such as implements and surfaces; all disinfectants must be approved by and registered with the federal EPA and in each individual state; disinfectants are not for use on human skin or nails.

Keywords: disinfection   implements  

disinfectable

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The ability of a non-living surface (such as an implement) to be disinfected, or cleaned of microorganisms.

Keywords: disinfection   implements  

decontamination

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The elimination of pathogens or other substances from a spoiled implement or surface; there are at least three levels of decontamination, the most effective being sterilization, then disinfection, and the lowest level, sanitization.

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