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Re: Cleaning solutions and spray bottles

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Is this not a question of droplet vs aerosol. Pump action spray bottles
aimed at a surface would pose a very limited risk. They are droplet. I
think risk of overpour poses a greater risk. Sorry but I think thee be
overly concerned.
Brian Moore
RN BHScN

On Thu, 24 Feb 2022, 7:34 pm Margie Evans, wrote:

> Hi Michael
> I have had the same practice of ensuring pour caps were use and not spray.
> Apart from the reasons youve given, the mist needed to be contained
> especially for those with the increasing chemical allergies in both staff
> and patients.
> However I too will be interested if thinking has changed.
> Kind regards
> Margie Evans
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> On 24 Feb 2022, at 4:55 pm, Cate Coffey wrote:
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> They are still not the best as spray bottles are rarely cleaned increasing
> risk of contamination of pathogens. We use pour bottles that are disposable.
>
> Regards
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> Cate Coffey
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> RN BaAScN MPH&TM Grad Cert Infection Control Nursing
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> *From:* ACIPC Infexion Connexion *On Behalf Of *Michael
> Wishart
> *Sent:* Thursday, 24 February 2022 3:08 PM
> *To:* ACIPCLIST@ACIPC.ORG.AU
> *Subject:* [ACIPC_Infexion_Connexion] Cleaning solutions and spray bottles
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> Just a general, random, not directly related to COVID-19 question.
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> Do you allow spray bottles to be used for dispensing routine environmental
> or equipment cleaning chemicals within your facility (any healthcare
> facility hospital, aged care, office practice)?
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> I had always been of the opinion that dispensing cleaning chemicals by
> spraying onto surfaces in a healthcare environment was not preferred, due
> to overspray, vapours and mists, but now I have been approached to endorse
> a cleaning product that ONLY comes in a spray bottle option (or a misting
> machine which we are definitely not considering for routine cleaning!)
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> Do I need to upgrade my thinking, or are spray bottles still not the best
> option (even with disposable bottles and spray attachments)?
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> Happy for any comments on this.
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> Cheers
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> Michael
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