ILO Home
Volver a la página de entrada
Site map | Contact us English | Français

Base de datos CISDOC

ID (ISN) del documento108164
Número CIS 08-661
Año 2006
Número de serie HSE Research Report 445
Autor(es) Niven K.
Health and Safety Executive
Título An evaluation of chemical disinfecting agents used in endoscopy suites in the NHS
Información bibliográfica HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. 28p. Illus. 102 ref.
Acceso Internet http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr445.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) alergenos; desinfección del material; asma alérgico; endoscopia; valoración del riesgo; reemplazamiento; personal de los servicios de salud; desinfectantes
Descriptores (secundarios) cloro; aldehido glutárico; ácido peroxiacético; o-ftalaldehido; clasificación; informe; aldehidos aromáticos; agua oxigenada; limitación de la exposición; Reino Unido
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services
Risk evaluation
Alergias