|Document ID (ISN)||73584|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Niven K.J.M., Cherrie J.W., Spencer J.
||Estimation of exposure from spilled glutaraldehyde solutions in a hospital setting
||Dec. 1997, Vol.41, No.6, p.691-698. Illus. 10 ref.
||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.
||glutaraldehyde; disinfectants; spills; hospitals; exposure evaluation
||gas removing respirators; evaluation of equipment; determination in air; facepieces; respirators
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services