| FAQ - Instrument Processing - Archived Through 2012
Does the grade of disinfectant (i.e., "intermediate" "high-level," etc.) affect the surface or items being disinfected?
The level of disinfection is not necessarily related to any detrimental affects a disinfectant may have on surfaces. The determining factors for damage are the chemical nature of the disinfectant, the nature of the surface, and the contact time.