|Document ID (ISN)||106646|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Katagiri H., Suzuki T., Aizawa Y., Kadowaki T.
||Indoor glutaraldehyde levels in the endoscope disinfecting room and subjective symptoms among workers
||Apr. 2006, Vol.44, No.2, p.225-229. Illus. 8 ref.
||http://www.jniosh.go.jp/old/niih/en/indu_hel/2006/pdf/indhealth_44_2_225.pdf [in English]
||This study measured glutaraldehyde (GA) levels in the work environment during the disinfection of endoscopes and also investigated the subjective symptoms of the workers engaged in that work. Eight rooms for cleaning and disinfecting endoscopy equipment were surveyed at six hospitals in the Tokyo and Kanagawa area. The geometric mean environmental GA levels in the eight rooms were 1.3 to 19.6ppb. The personal exposure levels at the time of replacing the antiseptic solution containing GA in two of the disinfecting rooms were 94.2 and 84.9ppb. Subjective symptoms such as ophthalmic, nasal, respiratory and pharyngeal symptoms and nausea were more prevalent among workers than controls as evidenced from the questionnaire survey.
||glutaraldehyde; hospitals; exposure evaluation; disinfection of equipment
||irritants; personal sampling; subjective assessment; Japan; determination in air; questionnaire survey; case-control study; breathing atmosphere; symptoms
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services