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Ten Details To Pay Attention To When Choosing Disinfection Wipes

Oct 17, 2020

1. Pay attention to the composition and effect of disinfectant wipes

The composition determines the disinfection effect of the disinfectant wipes. In order to achieve the sterilization and disinfection effects required by the product, the added ingredients of each brand of wet wipes are also different. Therefore, when selecting, pay attention to the added ingredients on the product label. If the label is fuzzy or the ingredients and content are not suitable, do not purchase. For general surface disinfection, most medical institutions currently use the surface disinfection wipes that contain 0.2% quaternary ammonium salt as the main disinfection ingredient recommended by the "2012 Medical Institution Disinfection Technical Specifications". The disinfection effect of the surface disinfection wipes can refer to the product test report issued by the provincial CDCs in China.


2. Pay attention to tightness

The purchase of disinfectant wipes depends on the tightness of the product packaging. The packaging of bagged disinfectant wipes should be sealed and not damaged; the packaging of boxed and canned disinfectant wipes should also be complete without any damage. Once the packaging is poorly sealed or damaged, bacteria will penetrate into the wet wipes, and the effectiveness of the sterilization and disinfection of the wet wipes will be reduced. In addition, after taking the disinfection wipes, the sealing strip should be attached immediately to avoid high temperature or direct sunlight, which may cause the disinfection wipes to dry and affect the use effect. Therefore, in addition to the tightness of product packaging, packaging safety during use should also be considered. The double-layer airtight measures can prolong the use period and use effect.


3. Pay attention to the feel and smell

Different brands of disinfectant wipes have great differences in hand feel and smell. Some wet wipes are very dense, some are soft, some have a pungent smell, and some have little smell. It is recommended to choose disinfection wipes with a soft and thick feel, which are not easy to scratch or leave debris; choose disinfection wipes that have no fragrance and pungent odor, so this type of wipes has fewer ingredients and less irritation to the respiratory tract.


4. The thickness of disinfection wipes

The thickness of wet wipes is one of the criteria for judging the quality of wet wipes. It is generally believed that thick wet wipes have a better hand and strong usability, while thin wet wipes are easier to tear during use, which affects their cleaning and disinfection capabilities. For the thickness test of disinfectant wipes, we use visual observation and hand feel to judge.


5. Product quality

Product quality not only refers to the net weight of a single piece of wet wipes, but also includes the paper weight, moisture content and weight of additives. You can first weigh the disinfectant wipes that have just been taken out to see the quality of the individual pieces, and then dry the wipes and weigh them to get the moisture (disinfectant) data of the wipes. The amount of water (disinfectant) is directly related to the disinfection effect, action time and service life.


6. Product wear resistance

Disinfecting wipes must be wear-resistant to have a good cleaning and disinfection effect and do not leave debris. The following test methods can be used: Wipe repeatedly with a disinfectant wipe on a certain surface, and compare the degree of fluffing on the surface of the disinfectant wipe. If the surface of the wet wipe after use is not obviously fluffed, it can basically be considered as good quality.


7. Product moisturizing type

Moisture retention does not only refer to the water content of the disinfectant wipes. A good disinfectant wipes can leave a protective film on the surface after wiping, so that the disinfectant can fully function and have a certain delay in bacteriostasis. Therefore, the manufacturer should be required to issue recommendations for wiping area during use to achieve the correct disinfection effect.


8. Pay attention to product information

Pay attention to the product information of disinfectant wipes before purchasing. Including production date, manufacturer, factory address, telephone number, shelf life, active ingredients, production batch number, sanitation license number, implementation sanitation standard number, instructions for use and precautions, etc. These can also understand the quality and credibility of the product from the side. If you find that the product information is unknown or intentionally vague, do not purchase.


 9. Pay attention to product specifications

The product specification of disinfectant wipes refers to the length and width of a single piece of wipes. For users, at the same price, the larger the area of the wet wipes, the more cost-effective. Therefore, you can pay attention to this information to enhance the cost-effectiveness of the product.


10. Pay attention to irritation

Be careful not to use sterile wipes directly on the eyes, middle ear and mucous membranes. It is recommended to wear gloves when using disinfectant wipes to avoid secondary pollution and reduce disinfectant contact. If you experience respiratory discomfort, you need to re-evaluate the irritation resistance of the disinfectant wipes, and then decide whether to choose another brand of disinfectant wipes.