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Protecting Healthcare Staff From Risks Associated With Disinfectants and Cleaners

Jun 09, 2010

A NIOSH studyt provides the first multistate report on work-related symptoms among healthcare staff in three states, with recommendations for preventing illness and injury.
Disinfectants and cleaners are essential products for preventing disease transmission in healthcare facilities, but they pose risks for work-related eye and respiratory irritation, sensitization, asthma-like symptoms, and respiratory distress for workers. A NIOSH study published in the May 14 Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report provides the first multistate report on work-related symptoms among healthcare staff in three states, with recommendations for preventing illness and injury. For more information, click here.