|Document ID (ISN)||108164|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 445
Health and Safety Executive
||An evaluation of chemical disinfecting agents used in endoscopy suites in the NHS
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. 28p. Illus. 102 ref.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr445.pdf [in English]
||The objective of this research project was to evaluate alternatives to glutaraldehyde for the disinfection of endoscopes. Their benefits and limitations are discussed. The work was undertaken because of the historically high number of cases of occupational asthma caused by glutaraldehyde. It concludes that there is no single most appropriate disinfectant. Many users are moving away from glutaraldehyde towards other products, some of which are also regarded as potential respiratory allergens. The report includes approaches for limiting exposures to disinfecting agents based on HSE's COSHH Essentials (see CIS 00-675), including ventilation and containment.
||allergens; disinfection of equipment; allergic asthma; endoscopy; hazard evaluation; substitution; health care personnel; disinfectants
||chlorine; glutaraldehyde; peroxyacetic acid; o-phthalaldehyde; classification; report; aromatic aldehydes; hydrogen peroxide; limitation of exposure; United Kingdom
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services