Factors that influence the choice of disinfection procedure for Environmental Surfaces:
-Nature of item to be disinfected
-Number of organisms present
-Innate resistance of organisms
-Amount of organic soil present
-Type & concentration of germicide contact
-Specific indications & directions for use.
Consider efficacy, spectrum, versatility, ease of use, safety profile and cost.
It is cheaper and more effective to prevent environmental & health damage than to attempt to manage or cure it. Prevention requires examining the entire life cycle of products. It encourages the exploration of safer alternatives and the development of cleaner workplaces.