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BETR Study

The use of chemicals (wipes, sprays, mists) are variably effective based on the chemical, wet time, and cleaning technique. However, the CDC (BETR* study) has reported that a combination of chemical and UV-C (ultraviolet-C spectrum light) is most effective on a wide variety of pathogens. While UV-C dosing is effective on “wiped” surfaces, the combination with disinfecting chemicals (including Quaternary Ammonium, Hypochlorite, Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide, Phenolics, and Peracetic Acid) yields significantly improved results then either by itself.

*Implementation Lessons Learned From the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room (BETR) Disinfection Study: Process and Perceptions of Enhanced Disinfection With Ultraviolet Disinfection Devices. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Feb; 39(2):157-163. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.268. Epub 2018 Jan 14.