During a recent training session, an instructor told the group that using regular bleach in hot water deactivates the disinfecting properties of the bleach. Is this true? The topic at hand was the use of bleach in a machine and disinfecting the “faces” of mannequins used in CPR training, if that affects your response. Additionally, will using regular bleach in cold water still disinfect surfaces? And will using the newer cold-water bleach disinfect fabric as well as clean.
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