|INSET: Tile on the left restored like new with pHluorus.
Right side treated with other cleaners.
BELOW: Background tile
and grout cleaned with pHluorus. Agar culture dishes --left treated with pHluorus, no
growth. Right side, Other cleaners shows 15 colonies of bacteria.
The purpose of the test was to assess the qualities of pHluorus as a cleaning/bacteria-growth blocking agent in a hospital environment.
The test was performed during the period November 9-11, 1989.
The test was performed at Mesa Lutheran Hospital, Mesa, Arizona.
The test involved a selected floor area in the hospital kitchen.
1.Before treatment with pHluorus , samples of the floor
surface coating material in the "as given other cleaner state" were collected by
rubbing the floor with sterile Q-tips. The Q-tips were transported to the laboratory
in the original Q-tip plastic bag.
2.The same floor area was subsequently treated with a solution of
50% concentration of standard pHluorus product. The treatment was carried on in the following steps:
a. The floor area was covered with the pHluorus solution.
b. The covered area was brushed with a regular cleaning brush.
c. After 2 minutes, the floor area was rinsed with tap water.
d. The excess water was then removed by absorbing it with
sterile (operating room) towels.
3.After treatment, new sterile Q-tips were used to collect materials
for microbial culture analysis.
4.The sample materials collected before and after pHluorus treatment of the floor were transported within minutes to the laboratory of
the Cardio-Vascular Operating Room.
5.The sample materials collected before and after floor treatment
were transferred to Petri dishes, and covered with standard Agar-Agar.
6.The sample materials were maintained in the incubator for 48
STERILITY TEST OF pHluorus
1.The sample materials collected from the kitchen floor before
treatment with pHluorus product developed 15 colonies of bacteria.
2.The sample materials collected from the kitchen floor after
treatment with the pHluorus product showed no bacteria development.
The test demonstrates that pHluorus can be successfully used as a
cleaning bacteria/blocking agent for typical kitchen floor areas, and exceeds the
mandatory sterility requirements for hospital environments.
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