All chemicals capable of achieving terminal sterility are inherently dangerous requiring exposure monitoring, training and engineered redundancies designed to offer the highest level of operator protection. Claiming your sterilant is “safe” and “non-toxic” does a serious disservice to users who may, then, not treat the sterilant with the respect it deserves. Our aim in this post is not to compare H2O2 and EO (both are potentially dangerous and must be used with care). Instead, we hope to demonstrate widespread instances of operator injury in hopes of encouraging fair comparison and careful use.
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