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The Novel Coronavirus: An Alert for Pacifiers’ Disinfection

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  • Vívian Gonçalves Carvalho Souza School of Dentistry, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4371-8894
  • Danielle Fernandes Lopes School of Dentistry, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6737-9284
  • Fernanda Campos Machado School of Dentistry, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil
  • Rodrigo Luiz Fabri Department of Parasitology, Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil
  • Ana Carolina Morais Apolônio School of Dentistry, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil; Department of Parasitology, Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9049-7660

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/pboci.2020.070

Keywords:

Pacifiers, Sucking Behavior, Environmental Microbiology, Decontamination

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the best strategy for pacifier disinfection methods. Material and Methods: The literature search was conducted on MEDLINE/PubMed, Scielo, Lilacs, Web of Science, and Scopus databases to find all relevant articles published over the past 20 years, based on PRISMA guidelines. Two reviewers extracted data independently by using a standardized form. The following factors were recorded: country of study, type of study, pacifier material, sample number, microorganisms analyzed, decontamination methods used, method accessibility and results found. Results: A total of 121 articles were obtained from all databases. The selected documents underwent a final screening, resulting in 8 articles. The method of disinfection analyzed by the literature were: 3.5% neutral detergent, apple cider vinegar 70% spray, boiling water during 15 minutes, sodium hypochlorite 2.5, hydrogen peroxide 70% spray, chlorhexidine 0.12%, Brushtox®, sterile water and microwave. Conclusion: Because of the broad methods for pacifier disinfection and different levels of accessibility to disinfectant agents, the pacifier consensus for decontamination remains unclear. Although the disinfection methods are diverse, the methods suggested to its disinfection were identified and described in this article.

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Posted

2020-04-24

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Health Sciences