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Practice Hygiene
Regulation of disinfectants
  1. John Temperley
  1. Health and Hygiene (Pty), cnr Leader & Hoefsmid Streets, Stormill Extn 10, Roodepoort, 1709, PO Box 906, Florida Hills, 1716, South Africa
  1. e-mail: formten{at}

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AN article entitled ‘Selection and use of disinfectants’ in a recent issue of In Practice (May 2012, vol 34, pp 292-299) although useful in many respects was misleading in one crucial aspect. It gives the impression that disinfectant products put onto the UK market are approved by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), adding to a complacency which, while unfounded, is quite common among end …

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