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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Using Microfiber Mops in Hospitals

Title:
Using Microfiber Mops in Hospitals

Abstract:
This fact sheet developed by U.S. EPA Region 9 examines the use of microfiber mops in health care facilities as opposed to traditional loop mops. Microfiber mops are less work-intensive than conventional mops, virtually eliminate cross-contamination during janitorial tasks, and drastically reduce chemical and water use while cleaning more effectively. Microfiber mops are better able to penetrate surface pores than conventional mops. Includes a case study from the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA, a table that compares both economic and environmental costs of using microfiber and conventional loop mops, and resources for further information, including vendor contact information. (PDF format; Length: 4 pages)

URL:
http://www.greenbiz.com/frame/1.cfm?targetsite=http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/wpie/HealthCare/EPAMicromop.pdf

Source:
U.S. EPA Region 9

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
November 2002

Associated Sectors:

  P2Rx

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