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Are Universal Wipes Safe?

Are Universal Wipes Safe?

Most universal wipes ingredients include a detergent and a disinfectant like alcohol or quaternary ammonium, which can kill a broad spectrum of potentially infectious agents.

Because of their name, people often ask whether universal wipes are safe for use on skin, delicate surfaces, or high-risk areas. This article will look at how safe universal wipes are and where they are safe to use. If you want to know more about the basics of universal wipes, check our blog.

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Where Can Universal Wipes Be Used?

Where Can Universal Wipes Be Used?

As their name suggests, universal wipes can be used in a wide range of settings. Each disposable infection control wipe is impregnated with a 2-in-1 cleaning and disinfecting solution designed for use on virtually any non-porous surface or non-invasive device. 


Universal wipes are some of the most useful multipurpose cleaning supplies used in various environments, from nursing homes to veterinary clinics. In this article, we’ll cover where universal cleaning wipes can be used so you can be sure you’re buying the right product.

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What Are Universal Green Wipes Used for?

What Are Universal Green Wipes Used for?

Universal wipes are disposable disinfectant wipes used in a range of settings. The wipes are made with a formula that kills a broad spectrum of potentially infectious agents. They’re also made with a detergent that cleans simultaneously as disinfects. 


Hence their name, universal wipes are intended for use on virtually any non-porous surface and can be used in many different environments from hospitals to care homes to dental clinics, vet clinics, beauty salons, and more. 


In this article, we’ve broken down the uses of universal disinfectant wipes.

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Can Universal Wipes Be Used on Skin?

Can Universal Wipes Be Used on Skin?

Universal wipes are general-use infection control wipes made for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and non-invasive medical devices. Each wipe's solution typically contains alcohol or quaternary ammonium to kill potentially infectious agents like bacteria and viruses.


Universal wipes are designed to be used on a wide range of different surfaces without damaging them. So, can universal wipes be used on skin? 

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How Do You Use Universal Wipes?

How Do You Use Universal Wipes?

Universal wipes are used in healthcare facilities, care homes, and other environments where infection transmission needs to be controlled and kept to a minimum. Made for use on non-porous surfaces and non-invasive medical devices, universal wipes are pre-dosed with a disinfectant solution to make cleaning procedures more thorough and efficient. 


Find out the best way to use these infection control disposables to keep your environment clean and sanitised in this article

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Biohazard Bags Colour Coding: A UK Guide

Biohazard Bags Colour Coding: A UK Guide

Waste generated by the healthcare sector is some of the most hazardous waste, including harmful chemicals and potentially infectious materials that can pose a serious risk if not handled properly. Business owners and operators are required under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to make sure potentially harmful waste is disposed of responsibly.

Here’s our comprehensive guide to hazardous and non-hazardous waste bags for use in healthcare settings.

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