Disinfection Means

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Disinfection Means

 

physical means and chemical agents used to disinfect everyday objects, clothes, premises, water, excreta from persons with infectious diseases, and transport used for moving patients. Steam, hot air, baking, boiling, ultraviolet light, high-frequency currents, and other means are all used for disinfection. Among the chemical agents used are antiseptics including compounds containing chlorine, phenols, potassium permanganate, hydrogen peroxide, alcohols, alkalies, and formaldehyde.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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