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How frequently should sink drains be disinfected?

  • Jorge A. Ramos-Castaneda (a1) (a2), Matthew L. Faron (a3), Joshua Hyke (a4), Dominique Bell-Key (a4), Blake W. Buchan (a3), Rahul Nanchal (a5), Paula Pintar (a4), Mary Beth Graham (a2), Susan Huerta (a4) and L. Silvia Munoz-Price (a2)...

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Previously, we showed that disinfection of sink drains is effective at decreasing bacterial loads. Here, we report our evaluation of the ideal frequency of sink-drain disinfection and our comparison of 2 different hydrogen peroxide disinfectants.

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Author for correspondence: L. Silvia Munoz-Price, E-mail: smunozprice@mcw.edu

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How frequently should sink drains be disinfected?

  • Jorge A. Ramos-Castaneda (a1) (a2), Matthew L. Faron (a3), Joshua Hyke (a4), Dominique Bell-Key (a4), Blake W. Buchan (a3), Rahul Nanchal (a5), Paula Pintar (a4), Mary Beth Graham (a2), Susan Huerta (a4) and L. Silvia Munoz-Price (a2)...

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