- •Prewetted disinfectant towelettes dried on glass before the products’ contact time.
- •Sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide killed the pathogen on glass quickly.
- •Quaternary ammonium compounds were less effective than sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide.
- •Quaternary ammonium compounds reduced the pathogen after drying and contact time.
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Funding/support: This work was funded in part by Diversey Inc.
Conflicts of interest: R. B. reports grants from Diversey Inc. during the conduct of this study. There are no other conflicts to report.