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NIOSH eNews: Protecting Healthcase Staff From Risks Associated with Disinfectants and Cleaners
June 7, 2010, 1:35 pm
Filed under: News

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.


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