Figure 1. Descending order of resistance to germicidal chemicals. This hierarchy considers broad classifications of microbial categories. It is considered a rough guide to general susceptibility patterns of microorganisms to disinfectants. (Adapted, courtesy of: Favero, M.S.; Bond, W.V. Chemical disinfection of medical and surgical materials. In: Block, S.S.; ed. Disinfection, sterilization and preservation. 4thed. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, 1991, 621.)


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