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Document ID (ISN)73584
CIS number 99-1566
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Niven K.J.M., Cherrie J.W., Spencer J.
Title Estimation of exposure from spilled glutaraldehyde solutions in a hospital setting
Bibliographic information Dec. 1997, Vol.41, No.6, p.691-698. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract A series of experiments was conducted to investigate the likely consequences of spills of glutaraldehyde, used for the cold disinfection of instruments in hospitals. To determine likely ranges of airborne concentrations following a spill, objective measurements using three sampling methods were conducted with spills of various surface areas. Results ranged between <0.01 and 1.4ppm. Two personal protective equipment ensembles were also tested. Both the half-facepiece respirator with gas-tight goggles and the full-face cartridge respirator gave adequate protection. Topics: glutaraldehyde; determination in air; disinfectants; evaluation of equipment; exposure evaluation; facepieces; gas removing respirators; hospitals; respirators; spills.
Descriptors (primary) glutaraldehyde; disinfectants; spills; hospitals; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) gas removing respirators; evaluation of equipment; determination in air; facepieces; respirators
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Health care services