We’ve learned so much about how to keep hospital and medical environments clean and sterile, and free of unnecessary dangers. Antimicrobials are among the first lines of defense in the battle against infection. Disinfectants and sterilizers that kill bacteria and viruses are essential to keeping patient, operating, and emergency rooms free of dangerous germs. Beyond these critical uses, hospitals and doctors’ offices also use antimicrobial products to regularly kill germs on floors, walls and medical equipment. These are the everyday acts that help protect human health, and help prevent the spread of infections that would otherwise pose real dangers to patients, doctors and nurses.