Chemical and Surface Material Compatibility

It's not on healthcare professionals' radar until it happens to them -- chemistries used to clean and disinfect the healthcare environment can sometimes degrade the materials of the built environment or medical equipment. Plastic begins to crack, composites may face, chip, stain, or otherwise show damage that can compromise the materials' integrity, leading to failures that can jeopardize the performance of the equipment or surface.

If you have experienced this in your healthcare institution first-hand, would you be willing to share your experience with us for a future issue of Healthcare Hygiene magazine? If so, please drop me a line:


The Journey Begins

Welcome to Healthcare Hygiene magazine! Our inaugural issue debuted on Oct. 7, and can be accessed HERE.

A big thank you to everyone who was a part of this first issue -- staff, columnists, contributors, and advertisers.  Thank you for your faith in this enterprise, and for joining this journey in the quest for clean.

This is your publication, too. We welcome science-driven article submisisons for the magazine and the website, as well as guest perspectives, letters to the editor, and other contributions.

In fact, our December issue takes a look at what we're calling "hygiene horrors" -- if you have an anecdote to share, or a case study, contact me at: