What's the difference between ordinary wipes - Sanitary wipes - medical disinfection wipes

2019-08-05 10:11:26 Saimei yaoye 51

It was thought that there was only difference between ordinary wipes and disinfection wipes, but after the standard of sanitary wipes (click: full text of WS575-2017 Sanitary Wipes Hygienic Requirements) came out a few days ago, the wipes became a tripod-legged form, namely: ordinary wipes, sanitary wipes, disinfection wipes. And what's the difference between them? The Editor has made great efforts to retrieve the existing information and give you a brief description. If there are any mistakes, please correct them in the message area.

Ordinary wipes

This should be familiar to everyone. We usually take it with us when we wear makeup or when we don't have water to wash our hands or face or when we travel. They usually look like this.

The production standard of this kind of wet towel is usually the national recommended standard GB/T 27228-2011 "wet towel".

This standard divides wet towels for personal use and for objects. The wet towels for personal use include ordinary wet towels and sanitary wet towels. The wet towels for personal use include kitchen utensils, toiletries and other uses.

The following table shows the technical requirements for the above types of wipes:

Microorganisms are required to meet the GB15979-2002 Hygienic Standards for Disposable Sanitary Goods. Occasionally, manufacturers will fool you with the GB15979-1995 standard. Remember that standard has been replaced by this one.

Sanitary wipes

Hygienic standard is mentioned in the standard of common wet towel, but only as part of common wet towel. This time, it is listed as a list of hygienic standard (WS575-2017 Hygienic Requirements for Hygienic Wet Towel) to distinguish it from ordinary wet towel. If it is used in the hygienic industry, more requirements are needed. See the contents related to hospital feeling.

According to this guide. Sanitary wipes are defined as:

With nonwovens, fabrics, wood pulp composite cloth and wood pulp paper as carriers, proper addition of raw materials such as production water and disinfectant, wet towels with cleaning and sterilizing effect on the treated objects (such as hands, skin, mucosa and surface of ordinary objects) are prepared.

Let's review some concepts.

Clean cleaning

The process of removing organic, inorganic and visible pollutants from the surface of an object.

Disinfection Disinfection

Remove or kill pathogenic microorganisms in the media to achieve harmless treatment.

Sterilization

Disposal of all microorganisms on medical devices, instruments and articles.

Source WS/T367-2012 Technical Specification for Disinfection in Medical Institutions

Therefore, in this concept, it is not clear whether disinfection or sterilization is necessary to understand the degree of sterilization.

The requirements for raw materials in this guide are as follows:

4. Raw material requirements

4.1 Nonwovens, fabrics or other raw materials should be clean and non-toxic, conform to the relevant provisions of the State, should not use recycled or discarded materials, and should not contain prohibited components such as migrable fluorescent whitening agents.

4.2 the hand, skin and mucous membrane should be made of non industrial materials (except industrial grade). The preservatives used should conform to the requirements of the People's Republic of China pharmacopoeia or food and cosmetic raw materials. The flavors, skin care agents and other excipients should be in line with food or cosmetics. Raw material requirements, the acute oral toxicity of production liquid should be actual non-toxic or low toxic grade, no mutagenicity. The contents of lead, mercury and arsenic in raw materials were less than 40 mg/L, 1 mg/L and 10 mg/L respectively.

4.3 It is forbidden to add hormones, antimicrobial drugs (except those listed in the list of disinfection and antisepsis in the Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China), antiviral drugs and their raw materials of the same name, and other materials forbidden to be used as prescribed by the State Administration of Health and Family Planning.

4.4 The conductivity of water for production should be less than 5.1 ugS/cm (25 C).

4.5 Packaging materials in direct contact with products should be non-toxic, harmless, clean and strong enough.

5.8 Microbiological Indicators

The total number of bacterial colonies in sanitary wipes is less than 20 CFU/g. Coliforms, pathogenic pyogenic bacteria (including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus hemolyticus) and fungal colonies can not be detected.

5.9 Microbial Killing Indicators

The killing rate of sanitary wipes against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus should be more than 90%. If it is indicated that it has bactericidal effect on fungi, the killing rate of Candida albicans should be more than 90%. If it is indicated that it has bactericidal effect on other microorganisms, the killing rate of corresponding microorganisms should be more than 90%.

7. Scope of application

Sanitary wipes are suitable for cleaning and sterilizing the surfaces of hands, skin, mucosa and common objects.

8. Usage

8.1 Open the package according to the method specified in the product instructions, take out the sanitary wipes and wipe them, discard them after use, and seal many of them in time after opening.

8.2 The acting time of hand is less than 1 min, the acting time of skin and mucosa is less than 5 min, and the acting time of common object surface is less than 30 min.

Disinfection wipes

As for the disinfection wet towel, there is no definite definition in the current standard, and the hygienic requirements for disinfection products of wet towel are mentioned and defined as

Jielijia disinfection wet towel

Disinfection wipes

With nonwovens, fabrics, dust-free paper or other raw materials as carriers, purified water as water for production, and proper addition of disinfectant and other raw materials, it can clean and disinfect products suitable for human body, general object surface, medical device surface and other object surface.

The content of the two is basically the same. I will reproduce the definition of sanitary wipes again.

Sanitary wipes

With nonwovens, fabrics, wood pulp composite cloth and wood pulp paper as carriers, proper addition of raw materials such as production water and disinfectant, wet towels with cleaning and sterilizing effect on the treated objects (such as hands, skin, mucosa and surface of ordinary objects) are prepared.

The difference between the two definitions is that medical devices are added and disinfection is clearly defined.