Table 10-5.Guide to chemical agents for disinfection and sterilization.
handled, so direct physical contact between
glutaraldehyde solutions and human tissues should be
avoided. When using these agents, they require proper
ventilation because their vapors are extremely toxic.
Immersed items must be rinsed with sterile water
before using. Glutaraldehydes of 2 to 3.2 percent are
FDA-registered. These solutions are not recognized as
acceptable surface disinfectants because of the