Health Worker's Uniforms are a well-known area that can develop a significant bio-burden during the working day. Hospital laundry facilities have declined over the past decade and so it has become common practice for a lot of hospital uniforms to be laundered by the wearer in a home laundry environment. This practice does not produce a sterile uniform at the beginning of the working day and the bio-burden on the uniform will increase dramatically over an 8 hour shift.
Our research has shown that the uniform itself is an area where harmful organisms can grow exponentially if the textile material is not protected and could be adding to cross-contamination from one patient to another.
The use of Amicor in hospital textiles can help to considerably lower the potential risk of cross-infection from the textile to other surfaces and to patients, thereby reducing the potential bio-burden on the hospital ward.
Amicor contains an organic antimicrobial additive from Sanitized that the meets all legislative requirements globallyand that helps to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria at source. It has been identified as being highly effective in controlling specific bacteria that create problems relating to hygiene in major hospitals.
All Amicor fibres have been tested by leading ecological testing organisation, Okotex. Okotex test for consumer safety and certify products that will have no harm to humans.
Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical Substances - EC1907/2006 ; REACH certificate provides assurance that a product has been reviewed by a third party and offers traceability of compliance.
The Seal of Approval is a trade mark owned by allergy UK. The British Allergy Foundation Seal of Approval is licensed to products that have been independently tested by clinical immunologists on behalf of Allergy UK.
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